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February 2019

Presidents’ Day Snowshoe Hike

February 18 @ 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Road
Davenport, NY 13750 United States
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Forget the sales--celebrate our nation’s history with a walk in Robert V. Riddell State Park with Trish and Steve Kent! The Kents donated the land for the park in 2005 and will share some of the property’s interesting history on an invigorating snowshoe hike on the park’s northern--and more forgiving--side. Bring your own snowshoes, water, and dress for the weather. Meet at the Park’s main entrance on State Route 28, just north of I-88 Exit 17. 1pm.

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Get the Kids Out: Winter Wanderings

February 20 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Road
Davenport, NY 13750 United States
Free

Want to have some winter fun? Join us at Robert V. Riddell State Park for a kid-friendly scavenger hunt looking for signs of life in the cold. Meet at 10am at the main parking lot of Robert V. Riddell State Park, Route 28, just north if I-88 Exit 17. Dress for the weather.

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March 2019

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Identification and Survey Training

March 9 @ 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Clark Sports Center, 124 Co Rd 52
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Hemlock trees are an iconic and valuable part of the Catskills region. Dan Snider, Field Projects Manager for the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnerships (CRISP) will teach us about the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect that is threatening our native hemlock trees. We will discuss identification of the insect, best treatment practices, and how you can help contribute to scientific projects to manage this invasive pest and preserve hemlocks on our landscape. There will also be a short field…

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Be Informed Lecture Series: Ticks & Lyme Disease

March 27 @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Elm Park United Methodist Church, 401 Chestnut Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Lyme disease is a serious public health threat spread by the bite of the black-legged (deer) tick, (Ixodes scapularis). Dr. Carmen Greenwood, Associate Professor at SUNY Cobleskill, will discuss the biology and ecology of ticks. Following this, Otsego County Communicable Disease Coordinator, Theresa Oellrich, RN, will discuss the specifics of Lyme disease, including its health impacts, treatment and prevention, and what to do if bitten by a tick. With spring coming soon, this is an important program for anyone who spends…

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Heat Smart Otsego Residential Energy Tour–Southern Otsego

March 30 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
NY United States
Free

Heat Smart Otsego Campaign Director, Bennett Sandler leads tours of homes that have installed clean heating technologies. Participants can see examples of ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps and modern wood burning systems in action, and can talk with homeowners about their experiences with these systems. Free, but registration is required. To register, contact Sandler directly at campaigndirector@occainfo.org or by phone at (607) 435-1364. Tours will run from 11am to approximately 3pm. On March 30, tours will cover…

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Heat Smart Otsego Residential Energy Tour–Northern Otsego

March 31 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
NY United States
Free

Heat Smart Otsego Campaign Director, Bennett Sandler leads tours of homes that have installed clean heating technologies. Participants can see examples of ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps and modern wood burning systems in action, and can talk with homeowners about their experiences with these systems. Free, but registration is required. To register, contact Sandler directly at campaigndirector@occainfo.org or by phone at (607) 435-1364. Tours will run from 11am to approximately 3pm. March 30 tours will cover the…

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April 2019

Earth Festival Movie Night–Paris to Pittsburgh

April 12 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
22 Main Street, Cooperstown, 22 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Sponsored by Otsego 2000 and Glimmerglass Film Days, this year's Earth Festival Movie Night features Paris to Pittsburgh. Directed by Sidney Beaumont and Michael Bonfiglio, this 2018 documentary celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions to climate change, and how communities around the country have responded to the decision to pull America out of the Paris Accord. Free.

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Earth Festival

April 13 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Milford Central School, 42 West Main Street
Milford, NY 13807 United States
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Back for its 14th year, Earth Festival is a fun, family-friendly, interactive event featuring exhibitors, vendors, activities and workshops with an environmental theme. This year includes a pre-festival movie night on April 12 in Cooperstown and a bird walk on the morning of the 13th led by our friends at Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society; a class on historic window restoration and weatherization; all ages yoga; and a bike safety game. Food vendors include Origins Cafe and Tickled Pink BBQ. The clothing…

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Historic Window Restoration & Weatherization

April 13 @ 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Milford Central School, 42 West Main Street
Milford, NY 13807 United States
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Free

Did you know that restoring your historic wood windows and adding storm windows makes them as energy efficient as new thermal pane windows? It also reduces waste, keeping the old windows out of landfills while preserving the historic character of your home. Come to this workshop for a hands-on demonstration of historic window sash repair, reglazing, and restoration, and learn how you can improve your energy efficiency. The workshop will be led by James Richardson, the founder and owner of Richardson…

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Get the Kids Out–Roughing It

April 17 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7207 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Free

Do you know what it takes to survive in the wilderness? We'll cover the basic needs of human survival and learn how to build shelter, find water, and stay alive until help arrives. Dress for weather. Meet at 10am at Mohican Farm, 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown.

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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.