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August 2017

Be Informed! Lecture Series–Up the Creek

August 23 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7195 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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OCCA Executive Director Leslie Orzetti takes you "up the creek" at Mohican Farm. Dr. Orzetti will cover topics in stream ecology and give attendees a hands-on experience collecting water quality and critter samples from the creek, and will also introduce the brand new Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Program and provide a brief overview of what volunteers can expect when the program begins this fall.

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September 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Day – September 8

September 8 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am

The Otsego County Solid Waste Department will be collecting a variety of household hazardous wastes, free of charge, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Unadilla Highway Department, 216 County Highway 3, Unadilla. Hazardous materials accepted include paints, pesticides, solvents, mercury, chemical cleaners, automotive and household batteries, anti-freeze, pool chemicals, fluorescent and CFL bulbs, and more. Visit the Otsego County Solid Waste Department for details, (607) 547-4225.

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Household Hazardous Waste Day – Residents – September 9

September 9 @ 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Otsego County Solid Waste Department will be collecting a variety of household hazardous wastes, free of charge, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Meadows, 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown. Hazardous materials accepted include paints, pesticides, solvents, mercury, chemical cleaners, automotive and household batteries, anti-freeze, pool chemicals, fluorescent and CFL bulbs, and more. Also included (COOPERSTOWN ONLY) are electronics and pharmaceuticals (NO SYRINGES). Visit the Otsego County Solid Waste Department for details, (607) 547-4225. Volunteers are needed. OCCA…

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Citizen Science Monitoring Training

September 23 @ 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Mohican Farm/OCCA Offices, 7207 St. Hwy. 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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OCCA, working in conjunction with the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM), is launching the first county-wide Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Program in the New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. To become an OCCA Stream Team monitor, join us for this training with ALLARM staff and learn how to measure and record important water quality parameters such as dissolved oxygen, pH, and nutrients. Stream Team monitors will sample an assigned creek monthly for at least one year,…

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October 2017

Mud Lake, Riddell State Park

October 14 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Free

Climb up and over South Hill in Robert V. Riddell State Park with Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent, donors of the park. This 3.5-hour, 4.5-mile hike traverses woods rich in beauty and history, makes a stop at a spectacular, 30-foot waterfall, swings by Mud Lake, a bog at the top of the hill, and continues down to the Pine Lake Campus of Hartwick College. Meet at the Pine Lake Campus on Charlotte Creek Road and carpool to the Robert…

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To use our online sign up for an event, please click here. Otherwise, please contact Program Director, Jeff O’Handley at 607-282-4087 or programdirector@occainfo.org.