Engaging our Communities in Responsible Stewardship


Will you help OCCA continue offering outdoor experiences to everyone in our region, promoting sustainable practices , and advocating for the protection of the amazing natural beauty and resources we are so fortunate to have? 


Invasive Species Eradication

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.

Online Garage Sale

If you find yourself with good condition items that you no longer need, donate them to the OCCA online garage sale and help support our efforts to protect Otsego County’s environment! Items should have a minimum value of $10.


ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 2 – February 4, 2021

What’s included in this months bulletin: Chesapeake Bay Headwaters Educational Ecosystem Informational Webinar Naked Eye Astronomy Get Heat Smart! MWEEs for Teachers GJGNY Energy Study for Small Business and Not-for-Profit Invaders from…Earth? An Introduction to Invasive Species Heat Smart Office Hours Book Recycling Returns! Polystyrene Ban on the Way -Amy

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OCCA programs for January 2021

Otsego County Conservation has announced a series of programs and activities for the month of January.  Naked Eye Astronomy, Winter Edition—Are You Sirius?  Friday, January 15, 7:00pm, Mohican Farm  Join OCCA Vice President, Jim Hill for an evening of naked eye astronomy as we tour the spectacular night sky of

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS Whats included in this months bulletin: Climate Action Panel Discussion Naked Eye Astronomy, Winter Edition- Are You Sirius? Why Zoning Shouldn’t Be Taboo GJGNY Energy Study for Small Business and Not-for-Profit Heat Smart Mohawk Valley Office Hours Chesapeake Bay Headwaters Educational Ecosystem Informational Webinar Salt Smart In Case you

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 14, No. 12 – December 1, 2020

Today is the day! #GivingTuesday Today is Giving Tuesday and this year and we are doing something a little different. Our goal this year is not around money.  We are focusing our attention on the PEOPLE. We want to grow our OCCA community and include everyone who wants to stand

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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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