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November 2017

Ag Plastic and Wood Pellet Bag Collection–Cooperstown

11/16/2017 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Northern Transfer Station, Town Dump Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Otsego County residents can bring used bale wrap, silage bags, bunker and greenhouse covers and wood pellet bags to the Northern Transfer Station in Cooperstown for free recycling. Plastic must be relatively clean and separated by type to be accepted. Call (607) 282-4087 to pre-register and for information on how to properly prepare plastic for recycling. Also available November 11 at the Southern Transfer Station in Oneonta.

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December 2017

Sleeping Lion Trail Walk, Glimmerglass State Park

12/05/2017 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 County Hwy 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Join OCCA Program Director Jeff O'Handley on this 2.5-mile hike on the Sleeping Lion trail in Glimmerglass State Park. The hike travels through a variety of forest environments with splendid views of Otsego Lake. Program is free. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Chapter Adirondack Mountain Club. Contact Julie Smith at (607) 432-8642 for information on carpooling from the Oneonta area. UPDATE: ADK carpool departs from the parking lot of the Oneonta Price Chopper on Route 7 at 9:15 a.m. Those not…

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January 2018

Well Spent Wednesday

January 24 @ 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Come join OCCA at Alex’s Bistro in Cooperstown for a great meal for a great cause. Chef Alex donates a portion of the receipts to OCCA to benefit all out programs like the Circuit Rider environmental planner, water quality monitoring, environmental education, and much, much more.

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Cabin Fever Fest Snowshoe Hike

January 27 @ 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road
Laurens, 13796 United States
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Join OCCA at Five Star Subaru's Cabin Fever Fest at Gilbert Lake State Park for a snowshoe hike or two.  Again this year, OCCA will be leading two snowshoe walks around Gilbert Lake.  No snowshoes, no problem!  You can borrow a pair, courtesy of Five Star Subaru!  Program Director Jeff O'Handley will lead these walks and give fun ecological facts about Otsego County and point out neat wintertime nature finds along the way.  There will be two hikes, 11:30 and…

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February 2018

Winter Carnival Snowshoe Walk

February 11 @ 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Clark Sports Center, 124 Co Rd 52
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Have the winter time blues?  Bundle up and hit the woodland trail Winter Carnival weekend at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown with OCCA Program Director Jeff O'Handley.  This themed hike will focus on signs of life past, present and future. Look for animal tracks and scat (aka, poop!), nests, evidence of feeding and more. The event is free and open to the public.  Meet in the lobby of the Clark Sports Center. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required.  Register at http://occainfo.org/program-and-event-sign-up-form/

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Get the Kids Out! Winter Scavenger Hunt

February 21 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 pm
Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Road
Davenport, NY 13750 United States
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Take a break from school vacation week with a winter scavenger hunt with OCCA in Riddell State Park. Discover the hidden life of forests and fields, and get some fresh air, too! Meet at the parking lot in Robert V. Riddell State Park and dress for the weather!

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Be Informed! Lecture Series: Ticks and Lyme Disease

February 21 @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Clark Sports Center, 124 Co Rd 52
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Spring is right around the corner, and that means ticks will soon be back out in force. Learn about the biology and ecology of ticks, their role in the transmittal of disease, and how to protect yourself and your family. Speakers include Dr. Carmen Greenwood, Associate Professor at SUNY Cobleskill, and Theresa Oellrich, RN, Communicable Disease Coordinator of Otsego County. This program takes place in the community room at The Clark Sports Center, 124 County Highway 52, Cooperstown. Free, though…

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March 2018

Snowshoe Hike to Mud Lake, Riddell State Park

March 10 @ 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Free

Join Steve Kent on a snowshoe hike or walk to Mud Lake in Robert V. Riddell State Park. Climb South Hill, view a scenic ravine and waterfall, and visit Mud Lake, a sphagnum bog at the top of the hill, and return to the starting point on Gersoni Road. Along the way, Steve will share interesting tales of the life of the land when it was part of the Riddell family. Steve and his wife, Patricia Riddell Kent, donated the…

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Get the Kids Out–Mud!

March 28 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7207 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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With warmer weather comes melting snow and ice, rain, and…mud! Take a walk around Mohican Farm in Springfield and explore the wet and muddy world of spring. We'll learn about mud and where it comes from, look for animal tracks (and make our own if we can't find any), and get our hands in it, too. Wear boots, or bring a change of shoes and socks. Meet at the parking lot at the parking lot in front of OCCA's office,…

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April 2018

Highway Cleanup

April 14 @ 8:30 am to 11:00 pm
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7195 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Help pick up litter from a 2-mile section of State Highway 80 in Springfield and Cooperstown! Bags, gloves and safety equipment provided as part of New York State’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Pre-registration required, 12 years and up only. Meet at OCCA’s office at Mohican Farm, 7207 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY. This activity will take two to three hours. Please wear long pants and dress to get dirty. Coffee and muffins will be provided to all participants afterwards for free by:…

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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.