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July 2017

Volunteer Day: Trailblazing at Texas School House State Forest

July 1 @ 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Free

The Town of New Lisbon, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be creating a trail system in the 1,245-acre Texas School House State Forest. When completed, the trail will take hikers through a variety of terrain and habitats, including mature woodlands and by a large pond. Volunteers will clear the proposed trail of debris and downed trees using hand tools. All participants are required to sign a DEC volunteer registration form (under 18 requires…

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Paddle and Pull, Goodyear Lake

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

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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Digging Knotweed

July 12 @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Mohican Farm/OCCA Offices, 7207 St. Hwy. 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Japanese knotweed is a highly-invasive plant that is spreading rapidly across the region. Learn to recognize knotweed, and get your hands dirty as we try to control a patch of it here at Mohican Farm. Bring hand pruners and hand tools useful for grubbing tough, persistent roots out of the ground. Meet at OCCA's Mohican Farm office, 7207 State Highway 80, Cooperstown. Contact Jeff O'Handley for information or to register. This event is part of the fourth annual New York…

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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.