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Going green

River center among DEC award winners

John McKeebey, executive director of Three Rivers in Schoharie, speaks at the 10th Annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony at the Golub Corporate Headquarters in Schenectady Tuesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
John McKeebey, executive director of Three Rivers in Schoharie, speaks at the 10th Annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony at the Golub Corporate Headquarters in Schenectady Tuesday.
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John McKeeby’s approach to environmental conservation starts at the Schoharie River Center. Every year, the program he oversees out of a small church on the Schoharie Creek in Esperance engages young students and at-risk youth in a variety of activities that help them understand the dynamic properties of the area’s waterways. Whether monitoring pollutants in local streams or sifting for artifacts on their banks, the river center has helped more than 800 Capital Region youths ...


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