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September 2018

The Trees of Cooperstown

September 20 @ 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
NY United States
Free

Street trees provide far more than pretty scenery. Join OCCA Program Director, Jeff O'Handley on a pleasant stroll around Cooperstown and learn how we benefit from our trees. The walk also includes some basics of tree anatomy and identification, and will highlight how the Village is looking to protect this important resource. This walk is sponsored by the Village of Cooperstown through a New York State DEC Urban and Community Forestry grant. The Urban Forestry Grants are funded through the…

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Highway Cleanup

September 22 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7207 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Help pick up litter along a two-mile section of NY State Route 80 in Springfield. Safety vests and helmets, gloves, bags will be provided. Meet at OCCA's office at 7207 State Route 80, Springfield.

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County Forest Walk

September 26 @ 9:00 am to 11:00 am
NY United States
Free

Did you know Otsego County owns over 3,600 acres of forest property? Join Joe Sweeney, Forest Technician with the Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District on a walk through the John W. Chase Memorial Forest in Middlefield and learn about sustainable forest management, best management practices, forest pests, invasive species, and multi-use land management. Meet at the intersection of Middlefield, Van Cleef, and Pearsall Roads in the town of Middlefield. Wear shoes suitable for walking on rough terrain and…

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October 2018

Trees–Guardians of the Susquehanna

October 6 @ 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Doubleday Field, 1 Doubleday Court
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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OCCA Executive Director Leslie Orzetti leads this walk along Willow Brook from Doubleday Field to Otsego Lake in Cooperstown.  The walk will talk about trees as a vital part of the stream ecosystem, their benefits, and programs that help restore riparian buffer ecosystems.  Other stops on the walk include Lakefront Park and ending at Council Rock. This walk is sponsored by the Village of Cooperstown through a New York State DEC Urban and Community Forestry grant. The Urban Forestry grants…

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Get the Kids Out–Trees!

October 8 @ 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

Need something to do on Columbus Day? Come to Mohican Farm and explore the world of trees. We'll search the property and learn how to tell different kinds from each other, understand the role trees play in our world, and have fun! Meet at OCCA's office at Mohican Farm, 7207 State Highway 80, Cooperstown. Free.  

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Ag Plastic Collection — Northern Transfer Station

October 11 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Northern Transfer Station, Town Dump Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Farmers have the opportunity to drop off used agricultural plastic film for free. Material must be shaken out to remove excess feed/dirt, dry, and sorted according to color/type. Call OCCA Program Director Jeff O'Handley at (607) 282-4087 to register. Acceptable plastics include bale wrap, silage/ag bags, bunker covers. PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer able to accept wood pellet bags. Wood pellet bags may be returned to stores that accept film plastic/single use plastic bags for recycling.  This program is…

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Ag Plastic Collection — Southern Transfer Station

October 13 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Southern Transfer Station, 75 Silas Lane
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Farmers have the opportunity to drop off used agricultural plastic film for free. Material must be shaken out to remove excess feed/dirt, dry, and sorted according to color/type. Call OCCA Program Director Jeff O'Handley at (607) 282-4087 to register. Acceptable plastics include bale wrap, silage/ag bags, bunker covers. PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer able to accept wood pellet bags. Wood pellet bags may be returned to stores that accept film plastic/single use plastic bags for recycling.  This program is…

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Heat Smart Otsego Launch Event

October 17 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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The event will officially launch the NYSERDA funded effort Heat Smart Otsego.  The event features guest speaker, Jay Egg, founder of EggGeothermal, who will discuss the basics of geothermal, and examine how far geothermal can go towards a renewable energy future.  Campaign Director Bennett Sandler will also present detailed information on all aspects of the Heat Smart Otsego campaign, providing an introduction to the technologies as well as information on pricing and incentives available to those that install these technologies.  Register…

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Upper Susquehanna Watershed Forum

October 18 @ 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820 United States
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Free

Co-hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, this full-day conference will focus on where the Chesapeake Bay begins and how the Bay is connected to the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed. The conference will feature special guest speakers and coalition partners talking about local and regional efforts to protect the watershed. Conference partners include the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, Otsego Land Trust, Otsego County Conservation Association, Sydney Center Improvement Group, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay,…

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Meet Your State Forester

October 20 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Basswood Pond State Forest, 500 Conservation Road
Burlington, NY 13315 United States
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Senior Forester Nathan Funk of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will lead an informative walk through Basswood Pond State Forest.  He will talk about the forest's history, planned forestry actions, and recreational opportunities at the forest. The tour will include stops at recently completed projects and the site of upcoming timber harvests and will include discussion of management decisions. Program is free. Meet at the Basswood Pond State Forest parking area on Conservation Road, Burlington Flats. Free

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