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October 2018

Over the Top! Mud Lake****CANCELED****

10/27/2018 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Road
Davenport, NY 13750 United States
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***PLEASE NOTE: THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER*** We will have a Mud Lake Snowshoe hike in early 2019 and an Over the Top hike in April/May. Thank you.

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November 2018

Get the Kids Out – Passages

11/12/2018 @ 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
22 Main Street, Cooperstown, 22 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Celebrate 'passages,' the theme of this year's Glimmerglass Film Days, on this fun walk along the Susquehanna River from Main to Mill Street. Along the way, we'll explore the natural and human history of the region, search for signs of animal life, and look for evidence of how the land has changed with the passage of time. The walk will depart from 22 Main at the conclusion of An American Tail.

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Be Informed–Hunting and Conservation

11/14/2018 @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Clark Sports Center, 124 Co Rd 52
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Conservation and hunting are at the center of this quarter’s Be Informed! lecture.  Join OCCA as we host Selinda Brandon, Wildlife Biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bob Pierce of the Otsego County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and Tom Salo of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society as they talk about the intersection of natural resource conservation and hunting.  This lecture is perfect for the avid hunter, outdoor enthusiast, and anyone who is interested in how hunting and…

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Heat Smart Otsego–Empire House

11/15/2018 @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Empire House, 163 Marion Ave
Gilberstville, NY 13776 United States
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Prepare for the future with clean heating & cooling options for your home or business.  Heat Smart Otsego Campaign Director, Bennett Sandler will discuss heat pumps & modern wood systems: how they work, how much they save, how they add comfort, safety, and resilience in a changing world. No cost to attend.

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Heat Smart Otsego–Red Shed Brewery

11/28/2018 @ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Red Shed Brewery, 709 County Highway 33
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Prepare for the future with clean heating & cooling options for your home or business. Heat Smart Otsego Campaign Director Bennett Sandler will discuss heat pumps & modern wood systems: how they work, how much they save, how they add comfort, safety, and resilience in a changing world, and why we need to adopt these technologies. Free to attend. Meet at Red Shed Brewery tap room, 709 County Highway 33, Cooperstown.

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December 2018

A Looming Threat: Emerald Ash Borer

12/12/2018 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, 189 Main Street, Suite 500
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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The emerald ash borer is creeping into Otsego County. This highly-destructive insect attacks and kills ash trees, which make up a significant portion of our forests and parks. Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) Field Projects Manager, Dan Snider will provide an update on the emerald ash borer infestation in the Catskills region. Come learn about emerald ash borer biology, ash tree identification, and signs of emerald ash borer infestations. We will also discuss best management practices for infested areas,…

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January 2019

Snowshoe walk

January 26 @ 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on 01/26/2019 at 1:30pm

Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road
Laurens, 13796 United States
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Join OCCA Program Director Jeff O'Handley for a snowshoe walk around Gilbert Lake. This walk is part of Cabin Fever Winter Fest, a fun-filled day of winter activities sponsored by Five Star Subaru. Snowshoes will be available to borrow. Two walks will be held, at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

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Snowshoe walk

January 26 @ 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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One event on 01/26/2019 at 1:30pm

Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road
Laurens, 13796 United States
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Free

Join OCCA Program Director Jeff O'Handley for a snowshoe walk around Gilbert Lake. This walk is part of Cabin Fever Winter Fest, a fun-filled day of winter activities sponsored by Five Star Subaru. Snowshoes will be available to borrow. Two walks will be held, at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

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February 2019

Making Tracks and Finding Tracks

February 9 @ 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Clark Sports Center, 124 Co Rd 52
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Strap on the snowshoes and hit the trails at the Clark Sports Center. Look for signs of animal life in the snow-covered woods and enjoy some fresh air. Open to all ages and all skill levels. ****PLEASE NOTE: No more snowshoes are available, you must provide your own.**** Meet in the main lobby at the Clark Sports Center, 124 County Highway 52, Cooperstown. This walk is organized as part of the Cooperstown Winter Carnival. Check the Cooperstown Winter Carnival web…

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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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