Engaging our Communities in Responsible Stewardship

SUPPORT OCCA WITH A DONATION TODAY THROUGH OUR ONLINE GIVING CAMPAIGN.

Earth Festival will kick off with online events on April 22 & 23.
On Saturday, April 24 OCCA and the Otsego County Department of Solid Waste and Planning will provide “Drive Through, Drop Off” recycling at the Meadows Office Complex.

CURRENT INITIATIVES

Invasive Species

Our work to control invasive species throughout the county includes the removal of water chestnut and European frog-bit from local lakes and ponds as well as chopping up stands of Japanese knotweed, and more.

Clean Heating and Cooling

Heat Smart Mohawk Valley is a community-based clean heating and cooling initiative to help residents and businesses lower their energy bills, improve comfort, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Support the Mission

Help OCCA continue offering outdoor experiences, promoting sustainable practices, and advocating for the protection of the amazing natural beauty and resources we are so fortunate to have.

Online Garage Sale

Items in good condition that you no longer need can be donated to the OCCA online garage sale. Donations support our efforts to protect Otsego County’s environment! Items should have a min. value of $10.

News

Earth Festival “Drive Through, Drop Off” recycling event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 13, 2021Contact: Jeff O’Handley, programdirector@occainfo.org, (607) 282-4087Earth Festival Returns with “Drive Through, Drop Off” Recycling, Other Events (COOPERSTOWN) — Otsego County Conservation Association’s Earth Festival is being held April 22 through 24 with a mix of online webinars, talks, and in-person nature walks. Earth Festival wraps up with the

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Our commitment :

Dear OCCA partners and friends,   As a local organization, we know that how we present ourselves to the world matters and the increased violence targeting Asian communities have compelled us to reiterate our organizational beliefs:   We, the Otsego County Conservation Association, believe in a United States of America that is

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OCCA Covid Policy

The staff and board of directors of Otsego County Conservation Association offer our heartfelt condolences to the members of our Otsego County family who have lost loved ones to or suffered from COVID-19. Though our region has been fortunate to see a small number of cases relative to other parts of the world, we take this disease

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 4 – April 1, 2021

Dear OCCA partners and friends, As a local organization, we know that how we present ourselves to the world matters and the increased violence targeting Asian communities have compelled us to reiterate our organizational beliefs: We, the Otsego County Conservation Association, believe in a United States of America that is

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MWEE Summer Institute 2021 Schedule

Please note this schedule is subject to change as we refine our program. Regular screen breaks are incorporated into the schedule, which will include lunch/bathroom/stretch breaks as well as opportunities to practice hands-on activities. MWEE Summer Institute 2021 Schedule       Thursday, July 22 Online All participants 9:00am –

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