Engaging our Communities in Responsible Stewardship



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.

The Little Things Campaign

Taking small steps everyday is how we are going to make a difference in this world, and the proceeds of our “Little Things” midyear fundraiser will support our work in community education. Consider making a donation today!

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. 15, No. 11 – September 15, 2021

Butternut Creek Float Thank you to those who joined the float down Butternut Creek with OCCA and Butternut Valley Alliance! A beautiful day to appreciate our natural resources! Thank you for joining!!   Join OCCA for a Highway Cleanup morning!September 25th, 8:30-11am at Mohican Farm Join us as we pick up

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OCCA is hiring! PT Otsego County Energy Taskforce Intern

Internship Opportunity!  The Otsego County Conservation Association, Inc (OCCA) is seeking an intern to head up the design and building of an interactive website using a website builder platform. Using the Otsego County Energy Taskforce (OCET) Roadmap draft, the intern will work with staff and contractors to translate the background

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OCCA is hiring! PT HeatSmart Mohawk Valley Outreach Specialist

Job Overview:Outreach SpecialistHeatSmart Mohawk ValleyCompensation: $16- $20 per hour, 15- 25 hours a week Job Type:Part-time, 1 Year Contract with option to renewNumber of hires for this role: 1 Full Job DescriptionOCCA is looking for a customer service orientated person to join our team for assisting with our  Heatsmart Mohawk

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 10 – September 1, 2021

We could not have had such a successful Otsego County Household Hazardous Waste Day without you!! Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped us recycle over 700 pounds of paint! The day was hot, and everyone worked very hard to make the entire event run smoothly –

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By appointment only!

To keep our OCCA team and supporters safe, we ask that you call our office at (607) 547-4488 to schedule any in-person meeting.Thank you for your understanding!

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