EPA Honors Fred Huneke as Environmental Champion

Walton, NY- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that on Friday, April 24th, it honored 25 individuals and organizations from New York State with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection, to present the recipients with their awards at the EPA’s offices in Manhattan, NY.

Fred Huneke, a Delhi resident who served as the Board Chair of the Watershed Agricultural Council for twelve years, was recognized for his many years of service and commitment to the New York City watershed agricultural community. Those honored have acted as excellent partners to the wider group of watershed stakeholders. Collectively, recipients have built a strong ethic and awareness of conservation into the fabric of the watershed communities, thereby helping to protect the drinking water for more than nine million New Yorkers.

“The EPA is thrilled to honor the work of these environmental trailblazers,” said Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. “These New Yorkers work tirelessly to protect human health and the environment, inspiring us all to strive for a more sustainable future.”

For more information visit: www.epa.gov/region2/eqa