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Category Archives: Resources

Additional Planning Resources

Article 10 – A Revised Process for Siting of Major Electric Generating Facilities in New York State A discussion paper by former OCCA Environmental Planner Peter Manning. Conservation Subdivision Design Conservation Subdivision Design is a green development strategy that can help communities preserve open space and natural areas in residential housing developments. New York State […]

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Websites for Kids

Put your time spent on the computer to good use!  These sites are both fun and informative. You will learn about the environment and how to protect it through fun games and activities. Explore the links below! Charlie and Lola Kids will love looking after the planet with Charlie and Lola! The interactive games allow […]

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Green Travel Tips

The U.S. Travel Association is one of many organizations encouraging America’s travel community to travel green. Follow these tips to become an eco-friendly traveler. If we all begin to seek eco-friendly travel options we can make a difference. Before Leaving Home Turn water heater to lowest setting. Turn off air conditioner/heat. Unplug all appliances. Stop your newspaper […]

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Land Open to Public Recreation

For those who enjoy spending time in Otsego County’s scenic outdoors, DEC maintains a variety of public lands and water access areas. Arnold Lake State Forest Basswood Pond State Forest Bear Swamp State Forest Calhoun Creek State Forest Cherry Valley State Forest Crumhorn Mountain Wildlife Management Area Decatur State Forest Exeter State Forest Hartwick State […]

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Otsego County Destinations

Explore Otsego County! There are countless recreational opportunities for both residents and visitors to enjoy. State parks and preserves, walking trails, learning centers, and even hang gliding awaits you. Links to many different outdoor and ecotourism activities are included below. Go ahead, start exploring! ADVENTURE Cooperstown Flight Park (hang gliding) Catskill Mountain Balloon (hot air balloons) Canoe […]

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Upcoming Events

Mar 04

Snowshoe Hike to Mud Lake

March 4 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Mar 22

Well Spent Wednesday

March 22 @ 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Apr 22

Earth Festival 2017

April 22 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm