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May 2017

Invasive Species Workshop: Detect and Manage Invasive Species

May 27 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This session, led by Dan Snider, Field Projects Manager for the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will focus on identification and best management practices of common invasive species that are already established and flourishing in the region. Most people will have seen these species, or are struggling to control on their own properties. This workshop will be offered at the CCE Extension Center, 173 South Grand Street, Cobleskill. It will also be offered on Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.-noon,…

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June 2017
Free

Blue Trail at Basswood

June 3 @ 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Basswood Pond State Forest, 500 Conservation Road
Burlington, NY 13315 United States
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Established as a Reforestation Area by New York State in the 1930s, Basswood Pond State Forest in Burlington is a multi-use forest that includes logging, hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing. OCCA Program Director Jeff O’Handley leads this easy, 2-mile walk along the blue trail. The hike includes pine plantations, mixed deciduous forests, beaver ponds and streams. Meet at the small parking area on Basswood Road. Basswood Road is approximately 1.5 miles north of the intersection of State Route 80 and…

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Invasive Species Workshop: Detect and Manage Invasive Species

June 3 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This session, led by Dan Snider, Field Projects Manager for the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will focus on identification and best management practices of common invasive species that are already established and flourishing in the region. Most people will have seen these species, or are struggling to control on their own properties. This workshop is offered at the CCE Extension Center, 123 Lake Street, Cooperstown. It will be also be offered on Saturday, May 27, 10:00 a.m.-noon, at…

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Otsego Lakes Festival

June 10 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 County Hwy 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Otsego Lakes Festival is a day to celebrate the beauty and importance of Otsego County's lakes. A program of the Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee, this year, event will take place at Glimmerglass State Park and is being run in conjunction with the Clark Sports Center's "Race the Lake Marathon." Visit our Lakes Festival page for more information about the program, as well as for information about being a donor or exibitor/vendor.

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July 2017
Free

Paddle and Pull, Goodyear Lake

July 9 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Kick of Invasive Species Awareness Week with a water chestnut pull in the Stump Lot portion of Goodyear Lake. OCCA and the Goodyear Lake Association have been partnering for a decade on removing the highly invasive water chestnut (Trapa natans) by hand. Come enjoy the results on a leisurely paddle, and we'll pull any water chestnuts we find. Bring your own canoe/kayak, or reserve space in one of ours! Meet at 1 p.m. at the Portlandville Fishing Access Site on…

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Save the Date–Get the Kids Out! Gilbert Lake State Park

July 19 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road
Laurens, 13796 United States
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Blast away the summer doldrums with a special program in Gilbert Lake State Park. Watch for more details soon!

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Amazing Insects All Around Us

July 22 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SUNY Oneonta College Camp, College Camp Road
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Come on a leisurely walk around the College Camp with Dr. Jeffrey Heilveil, Chair of the Biology Department at SUNY Oneonta and resident entomologist, and catch, observe and learn about many of the late summer insects that reside in Otsego County. Insects are fascinating creatures: some are vital to the foods we eat and flowers we love. Others are important food sources for other animals, or we are important food sources for them. Dr. Heilveil will talk about distinguishing characteristics,…

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September 2017

Save the Date: Household Hazardous Waste Day

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

September 8 at the Unadilla Town Barn, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. September 9 at the Meadows in Cooperstown, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit the Otsego County Solid Waste Department for details. Check back here in August for volunteer opportunities.

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Save the Date: Household Hazardous Waste Day

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

September 8 at the Unadilla Town Barn, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. September 9 at the Meadows in Cooperstown, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit the Otsego County Solid Waste Department for details. Check back here in August for volunteer opportunities.

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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.