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The Clinton Historical Society Emil Schoch Award recognizes an individual or family in the Town of Clinton that has shown dedication to the conservation of the natural environment and historic resources as exemplified by Emil Schoch in his stewardship of his family’s land entrusted to his care. The individual or family who receives this award must have done one of the following:

  • Preserved a natural area such as a wetland, pond, stream, or forest in a manner that encourages the survival of wild plants and animals.
  • Established a farm plan in keeping with best management practices and manages that farm in accordance with those practices.
  • Maintained or restored a historic structure or house.

The Clinton Historical Society works with members of the Conservation Advisory Council to review applications each year and make the award presentation at the annual dinner of the society. The Emil Schoch award plaque is displayed in the Clinton Town Clerk’s Office.

Award Recipients:

2001
Adriance Farm, North Creek Road

2002
Ava and Jim Carberry, Fiddler’s Bridge Road, Frost Mills

2004
Olga Smyth, Sunset Trail
Bob and Alice Messerich, Pumpkin Lane, Old Bulls Head

2009
Mrs. Betty Davis, Hollow Road

2010
Kathleen Knight, Stonehouse Road

2011
Lenore Maroney and Dorothy Distel, Fiddler’s Bridge Road

2012
Craig Marshall, Fiddler’s Bridge Road

2013
Bill Hamilton and Peter Kross, Centre Road

2014
Greg Quinn, Walnut Lane

2015
Skip Backus, The Omega Institute
Art Depasqua, Silver Lake Landowners Association

2016

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