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April 2017

Save the Date! Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Garage Sale

April 29 @ 9:00 am
Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, 101 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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OCCA's Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Garage Sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017 at the Cooperstown Farmers' Market. Bargains galore abound at this annual event, which helps OCCA raise money for our county-wide environmental programs while also reducing waste. Click here for details on how and when to donate items for the garage sale. If you would like to volunteer at this event, contact OCCA Executive Director Leslie Orzetti at (607) 547-4488, or e-mail director@occainfo.org.

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May 2017

Butternut Creek Study Public Meeting

May 11 @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Butternut Valley Grange, 7 Bloom Street
Gilbertsville, NY 13776 United States
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This past fall, the Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District, partnering with the Butternut Valley Alliance and OCCA, launched a study of the Butternut Creek watershed.  This public information meeting is being held to keep residents and other interested parties informed of the study's purpose and progress. We also welcome those interested in volunteering to help as the study moves downstream. Representatives from OCSWD, BVA, OCCA, and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition will be available. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.…

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Morning Birding at Mohican

May 13 @ 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Mohican Farm/OCCA Offices, 7207 St. Hwy. 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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The early bird may get the worm, but the early birder gets the birds! Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Co-President Becky Gretton leads an early birding walk around Mohican Farm. The farm provides a mix of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, cultivated fields, and lake shore. Bring binoculars and a field guide; we'll provide the coffee and the birds!

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Be Informed! Lecture Series: Integrated Pest Management for the Home Greenhouse and Garden

May 17 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Mohican Farm/OCCA Offices, 7207 St. Hwy. 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Mohican Farm Manager Bob Sutherland will cover a variety of tips and tricks for keeping pests off your plants. The indoor lecture will be supplemented with a visit to the Mohican Farm greenhouse, where Bob will demonstrate some of his techniques. A former instructor in the Plant Science Department at SUNY Cobleskill, Bob Sutherland currently manages The Clark Foundation's Mohican Farm. The farm's mission is to promote sustainable activities with The Clark Foundation and its community, and has been very…

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Butternut Creek Watershed Study Volunteer Training

May 21 @ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Morris Fire Hall, 117 Main Street
Morris, NY 13808 United States
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Volunteers are needed to help complete the Butternut Creek Watershed Study being conducted by the Otsego County Soil & Water Conservation District. Tasks include walking the stream corridor, measuring certain physical conditions such as bank height and width, and documenting conditions with photographs and by filling in forms. Training includes classroom and field portions, and is good for new volunteers and as a refresher for experienced volunteers.  For information or to register, contact Erica Capuana at Otsego County Soil &…

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Watershed Steward Training

May 26 @ 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station Boathouse, 7016 State Highway 80
Springfield, NY 13333 United States
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Learn what you can do to protect your waterbody from invasive plants and animals not meant to live in local waters in this free CRISP Watershed Steward training provided by CRISP--the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership--and the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station. During the workshop, learn how to identify plants and animals that can harm our waters; laws that protect against invasive species; how to properly inspect watercraft and gear. Training will be at the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station…

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Invasive Species Workshop: Detect and Manage Invasive Species

May 27 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This session, led by Dan Snider, Field Projects Manager for the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will focus on identification and best management practices of common invasive species that are already established and flourishing in the region. Most people will have seen these species, or are struggling to control on their own properties. This workshop will be offered at the CCE Extension Center, 173 South Grand Street, Cobleskill. It will also be offered on Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.-noon,…

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June 2017

Blue Trail at Basswood

June 3 @ 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Basswood Pond State Forest, 500 Conservation Road
Burlington, NY 13315 United States
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Established as a Reforestation Area by New York State in the 1930s, Basswood Pond State Forest in Burlington is a multi-use forest that includes logging, hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing. OCCA Program Director Jeff O’Handley leads this easy, 2-mile walk along the blue trail. The hike includes pine plantations, mixed deciduous forests, beaver ponds and streams. Meet at the small parking area on Basswood Road. Basswood Road is approximately 1.5 miles north of the intersection of State Route 80 and…

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Invasive Species Workshop: Detect and Manage Invasive Species

June 3 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This session, led by Dan Snider, Field Projects Manager for the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), will focus on identification and best management practices of common invasive species that are already established and flourishing in the region. Most people will have seen these species, or are struggling to control on their own properties. This workshop is offered at the CCE Extension Center, 123 Lake Street, Cooperstown. It will be also be offered on Saturday, May 27, 10:00 a.m.-noon, at…

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Otsego Lakes Festival

June 10 @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 County Hwy 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Otsego Lakes Festival is a day to celebrate the beauty and importance of Otsego County's lakes. A program of the Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee, this year, event will take place at Glimmerglass State Park and is being run in conjunction with the Clark Sports Center's "Race the Lake Marathon." Visit our Lakes Festival page for more information about the program, as well as for information about being a donor or exibitor/vendor.

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