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 The River Current

News & Press Releases

Schoharie River Center & Environmental Study Team in the news…


3/8/16 - The Crooked Road On Tour - coming to Burtonsville, NY 4/7/16 at 7:30pm - Featuring The Whitetop Mountain Band, Julie Shepherd-Powell and Sandy Shortridge, live, up close and personal at the Schoharie River Center Cultural Center (2047 Burtonville Rd, Esperance, NY).  Tickets just $10 for SRC and NYFS members, $15 for non-members, $20 at the door.


9/17/15 - First Annual Watershed Field Days is announced - Showcasing Citizen Science and Community Advocacy in the Mohawk River Basin October 2 – 3, 2015 at the Schoharie River Center.  The Schoharie River Center will host the two day event to showcase and promote citizen science and community advocacy in the Mohawk River Basin.


9/17/15 - DAM Concerned Citizens Presents a series of free seminars at SUNY Cobleskill -

Dam Concerned Citizens, Inc. (DCC) will present a seminar series at SUNY Cobleskill, free to the public, about the Schoharie Creek drainage basin. Four consecutive Wednesday evening sessions, starting October 14, from 7:30 - 9:15 pm, to be held in the new CNAR Building on the campus (north side of Route 7), in Auditorium # 0101.

10/08/14 - Schoharie River Center hosts a Bee Summit - The Schoharie River Center will host a Bee Summit on 10/19/14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Schoharie River Center and will feature bee keepers from the northeast and a panel discussion on the practice and traditions of bee keeping in Haiti, the Ukraine and here in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys.  

3/12/14 - Governor Cuomo Announces Funding to Improve Flood and Environmental Protections Along Mohawk River Basin - The Schoharie River Center has been awarded a $40,000 grant to expand it’s Environmental Study Team water quality monitoring program into the Mohawk Basin Watershed.


12/10/2013 Press Release - DEC Recognizes Eight Innovative Programs Working to Sustain NY's Resources and Strengthen the Economy - The Schoharie River Center was one of eight winners of the 2013 NY State DEC Environmental Excellence Awards.  Press release


10/30/2013 Press Release - Boy Scout and EST Youth Board Member Reyers Brusoe has built an Appalachian style lean-to as his Eagle Scout project under the guidance and mentorship of area master timber framer Kim Balfour, as well as many volunteers.  The structure will serve as a key program component and venue for activities at the Schoharie River Center.  Read more about it here.


6/30/2013 Press Release - The third annual Schoharie River Day festival will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9:00 am – 4 p.m. at the Schoharie River Center in Burtonsville New York.  Press Release


5/6/2013 Schoharie River Center is presenting “Schoharie Sings: Folk Music from the Schoharie Hills,”  a musical program based on the twentieth century collecting of folklore and folk song in Southern Schoharie County.  Press Release


2/6/2013 NY State DEC Press Release - DEC Awards Mohawk River Basin Program Grants - The Schoharie River Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the DEC to expand water quality monitoring by local community based volunteers and restoring riparian buffers to slow bank erosion and the liberation of suspended sediment.  Click here to see the entire press release.



7/9/2011 USDA Press Release - The USDA is awarding the Schoharie River Center a loan and grant and will be at the Schoharie River Day festival to make an announcement. Click here for the press release by the USDA. The Schoharie River Center also submitted a press release announcing the event.



Student study concludes landfill is  fouling stream

An article appeared in the Schenectady Gazette on 1/6/09 about the EST's 2008 Clean Water Congress report on the findings of their recent analysis of the Normanskill Creek near the Duanesburg landfill. Members of EST will be making a presentation to the Duanesburg Town Board on this subject on Thursday 1/8/09.



7/08/08 Schenectady County Legislature Recognizes SRC EST Program

On July 08, 2008 at the July meeting of the Schenectady County Legislature, the Schoharie River Center and its Environmental Study Team were honored for their activities and efforts to enhance and improve the Schoharie River Valley. The full text of the resolution is here.



10/7/07 Dyer Switch at the Schoharie River Center

Bluegrass band, "Dyer Switch" will be featured in a Sunday, October 7th concert at the Schoharie River Center, Burtonville, New York. The concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the River Center, the former Burtonville Methodist Church on Burtonville Road. Admission is by suggested donation of $5.00 for adults. Students are free. Click here to view the press release for this event.



DACC After-School Program Partner Wins National Award

Article from the Duanesburg Area Community Center Newsletter - March 2007.



3/5/07 EST Wins Environmental Excellence Award

The Environmental Study Team was awarded the 2007 SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/FujiFilm Environmental Excellence Award - one of 8 awarded nationally from among more than 100 applicants! Click here to see the press release published 3/5/07. Six EST members will be traveling to San Diego in October to make a presentation and receive this award at Sea World.