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March 2020

Solar Energy and the Future of Farming in the Mohawk Valley

March 7 @ 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Herkimer College, 100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, 13350 United States
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This workshop brings together experienced renewable energy professionals in the fields of energy economics, land use planning, leasing law and dual use agricultural practices to give area residents the tools to make informed choices about solar energy developments in their communities. Attendees will learn about the best practices in working with solar developers, how farmers are creating new opportunities through hosting solar installations on their land and willhave the opportunity to ask questions about land leasing terms and conditions, alternative…

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April 2020

The Hidden Tower

April 21 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free

Take a ramble through the woods and visit F. Ambrose Clark's 'Irish Tower' just outside of Cooperstown with OCCA Program Director, Jeff O'Handley and the Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. This 3.5-mile walk will wind through a variety of wooded landscapes, climb up and down hills, and pass by a wetland. Participants must sign a liability release form, available at Susquehanna Chapter's website. Meet on Beaver Meadow Road approximately one quarter south of County Road 52 in Cooperstown…

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May 2020

Early Morning Birds

May 9 @ 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7207 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Free

The early birder catches the bird! Join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society's Becky Gretton for an early morning birding walk around Mohican Farm in Springfield. The farm's mix of woods, fields and shoreline makes for a good variety of birds. In the past we've seen warblers, woodpeckers, bobolinks and blue jays. Meet at OCCA's offices at 7am. No prior birding experience necessary, but you will need a pair of binoculars for best results.

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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.