Copyright © 2014 Schoharie River Center | 2025 Burtonville Road Esperance NY 12066
In December 2010, the SRC purchased a piece of property in Burtonsville, NY on the Schoharie Creek (2025 Burtonville Rd) along with 20 acres of land and a house (photo bottom left). EST now meets here and we hold many other events at this location.
Three years later, we are in the midst of adding an addition to our new building to add a science laboratory and expand our meeting space as well as to make the building handicap accessible. We are almost finished - the building is installed on its foundation, we have electricity, water and plumbing. We still need to install heating, a handicap accessible ramp, parking, siding and some other miscellaneous tasks.
We’ve raised some funds for this project, but we continue to need your financial assistance, in order to complete our vision of making this building a science center and meeting place. The new Environmental Science Center and Riparian Nature Preserve is a center for public use and open to the community and Capital Region for the study and enjoyment of nature and our local environment, and now we’re growing. Click here to see a list of the materials and more details about the project. We need to raise about $20,000 to complete this project. Please consider making a donation to help us finish.
There is no other comparable facility in the Capital Region and we hope you will understand how your investment at this time will help create a tremendous resource for the public good, now, and for future generations to come.
You can make a secure tax deductible donation right here, with your credit card or PayPal, just click the Donate button near the top of this page. Please help us preserve a piece of the Schoharie Creek watershed and expand the range of programming the Schoharie River Center offers to the public.
The Schoharie River Center has been awarded the 2013 Environmental Excellence Award by the New York State DEC. The River Center was one of 8 recipients of the award this year. We are thrilled to receive this recognition from New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation.
You can read the press release here.
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. Congratulations Reyers on completion of this project! And thank you!
EST will have a booth at this community event, showing and telling people what EST is about.
EST & SRC will have a booth at this community event at Duanesburg High School