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.

Earth Festival

Full details are coming soon!
Vendor registrations are now open and we have sponsorship opportunities to support the event. Please SAVE THE DATE - We are looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.

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.

Drive Through, Drop Off

This year, Earth Festival and Drive-Thru, Drop-Off Recycling (DTDO) are separate events. We hope that you’ll be able to join us for both. Signups for timeslots are now available! Learn what you can bring!​


ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 17, No. 4 – March 15, 2023

OCCA has some big things coming at you this spring. From the return of old-favorites like Earth Festival and Drive-Thru, Drop-Off Recycling to new entries in our lecture series, we’ll keep you busy all season long. Our popular Drive-Thru, Drop-Off Recycling event is BACK at Brewery Ommegang this year. You

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Drive-Thru, Drop-Off Recycling

This year, Earth Festival and Drive-Thru, Drop-Off Recycling (DTDO) are separate events. We hope that you’ll be able to join us for both.  We will be hosting DTDO at Brewery Ommegang again this year. Free registration is available if you scroll down. If you have any questions, please contact Anna

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OCCA Education Programs for February, 2023

(COOPERSTOWN) — Exploration of environments near and far are being offered by the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) this month. OCCA’s Homeschool Nature Group is meeting at the Parslow Road Conservation Area in Fly Creek on Friday, February 10, from noon to 1:30. Education Specialist, Shelby MacLeish leads this program

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 17, No. 3 – February 1, 2023

It’s getting cold this week in Otsego County but OCCA has lots of programs coming up to keep you outside and moving! Plus, read on to learn about a new partnership with the Village of Cooperstown and a job opportunity with Otsego County. Upcoming Events Walk the PlanetsSunday, February 5,

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DEC Summer Camp Program

OCCA is offering camperships to a limited number of local students via a lottery system. Please fill out the application form, linked here, no later than March 27th to be considered eligible. Available for students age 11-13.

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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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