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Schencks attend White House conference on conservation

Sandy and Miss Schenck attended White House event on conservation. Sandy and Miss Schenck attended White House event on conservation.

Missy and Sandy Schenck, executive directors of Green River Preserve, were nominated by the American Camp Association to attend the White House Champions of Change conference on Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders.


The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire young people in the field of environmental stewardship and conservation. (
As finalists in the program, the Schencks attended the event on Tuesday to honor 14 "Champions of Change" and engaged in question and answer sessions with the honorees. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was a keynote speaker and celebrated local leaders from across the country who are all working to get young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.
Founded in 1988, Green River Preserve is a non-profit, co-ed summer camp and environmental education program connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in southern Henderson County, the  natural setting inspires campers to have a greater understanding of themselves, their environment, and their fellow man. A conservation easement with Carolina Mountain Land Trust safeguards the future of the preserve's land for generations of campers.