Engaging our Communities in Responsible Stewardship

"We hope you consider a small donation to bring more environmental education to our community.
A donation of just $7 can help us meet and exceed our goal."
Amy Wyant, Executive Director.

We have been working on some new things here at OCCA and hope you’ll watch this video message below to learn more! We are kicking off our mid-year campaign to raise money to expand our education department. 


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.

NEW Collaborative

For environmentally-minded organizations, businesses and individuals - expand our collective impact through cooperative projects, shared resources, goal setting, and improved inter-organization communication.

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.


ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 16, No. 14 – September 1, 2022

Save the date! We are putting together an exciting new event for this year’s spooky season. There will be candy! There will be hiking! There will be environmental education! We’re excited to share more with you soon.  BUTTERNUT FUN FLOAT Sunday, September 11, 10am-12:30pm Meet: Spring Street bridge, Gilbertsville to Copes Corners

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We are Hiring! Clean Energy Outreach Specialist

Clean Energy Outreach SpecialistJob Type: Full time, 2-year contract with option to renewNumber of Hires for this role: 1Compensation: $37,000-$45,000 based on experience plus paid health insurance, paid dental, retirement match, paid holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave.OCCA is in search of a customer service orientated person to join

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Getting Outdoors

Otsego Outdoors is a collaborative effort of three leading environmental organizations in Otsego County, New York; Otsego Land Trust, Otsego 2000, and Otsego County Conservation Association. Our goal is to provide residents and visitors with comprehensive information on Otsego County’s publicly accessible, year-round opportunities to experience the outdoors and connect

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Have you heard of SHEC? The Susquehanna Headwaters Environmental Collaborative is a group of like-minded organizations, individuals, and businesses who are coming together to share resources, promote environmental initiatives, and create community in the conservation space. You can read more about SHEC on OCCA’s website and learn how to sign

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OCCA’s Eco-Bulletin

Do you receive our Eco-Bulletin? The Bulletin is a great way to learn about what’s going on in our local conservation community! You can learn about upcoming events and get important information about environmental issues in our area. We only send the Bulletin twice a month, on the 1st and

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How to Get Rid Of...

A tool to determine how to recycle or properly dispose of items in Otsego County.

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Recycling Lookup

A collapsible list if information by item.
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How You Can Help Protect Our Local Environment

Donations provide the foundation for our work throughout Otsego County. 
By becoming a supporter of OCCA, you become a part of a unique countywide environmental organization whose mission is to protect local natural resources for the benefit of all. 


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