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Otsego County Conservation Association Hires New Executive Director

Cooperstown, NY – The Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) (www.occainfor.org) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Leslie Orzetti as the new Executive Director.  Dr. Orzetti comes with a wealth of experience in natural resource conservation, having working in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for over 20 years.   Joining OCCA will allow Leslie to continue […]

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Volunteers needed for highway cleanup

COOPERSTOWN—Otsego County Conservation Association will be holding a highway cleanup along State Route 80 on Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cleanup is part of New York State’s Adopt-A-Highway program. OCCA adopted this portion of the road in 2013. Volunteers will meet at OCCA’s office at Mohican Farm, at the corner […]

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Goodyear Lake Paddle and Pull – Aug. 14

COOPERSTOWN—Otsego County Conservation Association continues the fight against invasive species on Sunday, August 14 at 1 p.m. with a “Paddle and Pull on Goodyear Lake.”   OCCA has been working with the Goodyear Lake Association, the Headwaters Youth Conservation Corps, and community volunteers for more than a decade in an effort to eradicate the plant […]

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Riddell State Park Hike on Aug. 24

Nature and family history will be the focus of “A Hike Through History,” the next installment of Otsego County Conservation Association’s summer nature walk series. Patricia Riddell Kent and Steve Kent lead this late afternoon, 1.5-mile walk through the northern portion of the Robert V. Riddell State Park, on Wednesday, August 24 from 5:00 to […]

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Harmful Algae Blooms topic of WQCC Aug 31 Meeting

COOPERSTOWN- Dr. Rebecca M. Gorney will provide a talk on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) at the Otsego County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC) public meeting on Wednesday, August 31 at 1 p.m. Gorney, a research scientist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Water, will provide a brief background on HABs, […]

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