Our Environment. Our Home. OUR CHALLENGE.

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The Otsego County Environmental Alliance is a consortium of environmental professionals and organizations who work together to better the environment for all Otsego County residents.

Environmental Summit

The Otsego County Environmental Summit was the kick-off event to form the Environmental Alliance. The Summit was sponsored by the Scriven Foundation and hosted by the Otsego County Conservation Association and the Otsego Land Trust. In a one-day summit, facilitated by Peter Forbes, founder of the Center for Whole Communities, participants were asked to share their mission statements and their vision for the environment in Otsego County. Participants were able to hone in on the strengths and weaknesses of the environmental community at hand and are developing conservation priorities for the group.

Purpose

The purpose of the Otsego County Environmental Alliance is to:

  • Create a forum for natural resource conservation discussions
  • Improve intraorganization communications of environmental issues
  • Improve public awareness of natural resource conservation issues and successes in Otsego County
  • Create a forum to better coordinate programming and share services where appropriate
  • Decrease duplication of efforts
  • Jointly apply for funding for larger county-wide conservation efforts
  • Set conservation priorities annually

Participants

Initial Outcomes

Stay tuned for initial outcomes of the Environmental Summit and mission statement soon!