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.

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.


Hiring: Campaign Outreach and Marketing Coodinator

HeatSmart Mohawk Valley Campaign Outreach and Marketing Coordinator Job details Salary:$35,000 – $40,000 a year plus benefits Job Type: Full-time, 1 Year Contract with option to renew Number of hires for this role: 1 OCCA is looking for a motivated, marketing savvy person to join our team for assisting with

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 6 – June 1, 2021

INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK  June 6-12 is the eighth annual New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (NYISAW) and we’ve got plenty of opportunities for you to participate in activities! The mission of NYISAW is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state,

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Otsego County Planning Internship Job Description

Overview: Founded in 1968, the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) is a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in the Town of Springfield, New York. OCCA is  dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County’s natural  resources through research, education, advocacy, planning and resource management and  practice. OCCA is

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OCCA is Hiring! Part Time Professional Development – Watershed Intern

The Otsego County Conservation Association is seeking a Professional Development Watershed Intern for summer, 2021, to participate in the development and delivery of a 40-hour professional development program for K-12 teachers as part of the Chesapeake Bay Headwaters Educational Ecosystem Institute program. June 1 to August 13, 2021. Responsibilities Conduct

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 5 – May 3, 2021

Our Team is GROWING! We are currently searching for a Full – Time Project Coordinator, so if you know any one who might be interested, please let them know!Check out the Full Job Description here! Earth Festival Success! Between our online programs, nature walks, and Drive Through, Drop Off recycling

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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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