September 1, 2016: Vol. 10, No. 17
Household Hazardous Waste Day
Sept. 9—Unadilla; Sept. 10—Cooperstown
Free drop off of household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, cleaners, pool chemicals, batteries and more). COOPERSTOWN ONLY: free drop off of prescription and over-the-counter medications. See http://www.otsegocounty.com/depts/sw/documents/PaperAdvertisement2016.pdf for more details.
Sept. 19— Wightman Specialty Lumber
Visit OCCA at Wightman Specialty Lumber’s first Lumberfest Lumberjack Festival on September 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Timber sports competitions, exhibitors, tours and barbecue chicken will be features. Visit www.wightmanlumber.com for details.
Sept. 24— Riddell State Park, 12pm
Join OCCA and Steve Kent for a hike through the southern portion of Robert V. Riddell State Park in Davenport. Meet: Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Charlotte Creek Road, Davenport. Hike up over the hill past a waterfall to Pine Lake. Along the way, Steve will share family stories of life on the land before it became a state park. 3.5 miles. Bring water and a snack.
Audubon Open House
Oct. 1- 10am-2pm
Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary on Franklin Mountain, 52 Grange Hall Road Spur, Oneonta, NY. Event includes refreshments, workshop on raptor identification, trail walk through the sanctuary ending at ‘hawkwatch,’ and presentation by Wildlife Rehabilitator Missy Runyon featuring live, permanently injured birds of prey. Website: http://doas.us/event/open-house-hawkwatch/
Household Hazardous Waste Day
Volunteers help with paint and battery recycling and directing traffic. Shifts available include 7:30-10:30 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact Jeff O’Handley at OCCA to volunteer or with questions, (607) 282-4087 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Butternut Creek Watershed Assessment
Volunteers to be trained 9/19 & 9/23. Field work in Fall and Spring. Volunteers will walk stream banks, take photos, and assess bank conditions. Training is highly recommended, but not necessary. For more information and to sign up for the trainings, contact: Jordan Clements email@example.com
Used Laptops Needed!
Long-time OCCA member Ilse Funk is seeking 10-12 used, working laptops for a service project in Guatemala. if you have a working laptop you would like to donate, please e-mail Ilse at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Conservationist of the Year Nominations
Each year, OCCA issues a call for nominations for our ‘Conservationist of the Year Award.’ If you know someone who has a passion and dedication to conserving natural resources in Otsego county, contact us at email@example.com with the name of the person, and why they deserve the nomination. Due Oct. 15.
Like to feed the birds? Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society’s annual bird seed sale fundraiser takes place from September 1 through October 29. Visit http://doas.us/store/#!/Bird-Seed-Fundraiser-2016/c/3449007/offset=0&sort=normal for prices and ordering information. Your purchase will help fund their vital conservation efforts.
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