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.

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. 8 – May 13, 2022

The deadline for OCCA’S free summer professional development institute for teachers is MAY 15! If you’re an educator who works in the New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, please join us for this fun, educational, 40-hour institute that will take place from July 18-22 at the Pine Lake Environmental Campus

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Gilbertsville-Mount Upton school wins film plastic challenge

(GILBERTSVILLE) — Gilbertsville-Mount Upton swept the Otsego County Film Plastic Recycling Challenge, with a combined total of 1,517 pounds of film plastic recycled. The elementary school at GMU collected 959 pounds, while the middle/high school gathered 558 pounds. The Otsego County Film Plastic Recycling Challenge is an annual event co-sponsored

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 16, No. 7 – May 2, 2022

THANK YOU to everyone who played a part in our April 23 Drive-Thru, Drop-Off recycling event at Brewery Ommegang. Almost 150 participants recycled 7,387 pounds of material. A special thank you to Tim Holmes and the team at Ommegang who provided us with an excellent space, great support, and Tap

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education Training for Teachers this Summer

(COOPERSTOWN) — Educators in the New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed are invited to apply for a free, week-long professional development institute that promotes exciting, outdoor experiences this summer. The institute is offered by Otsego County Conservation Association and will run from July 18 to 22nd at the

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 16, No. 6 – April 20, 2022

Have you reserved your spot for Drive-Thru, Drop-Off recycling this Saturday at Brewery Ommegang? If not, there’s still time! Click here to learn more about what we’ll be accepting and learn how to register. If you have any questions please call or email Anna at 607-547-4488,  coordinator@occainfo.org. Have you heard about Eco-Fair

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