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. 11 – July 1, 2022

Plastic Free July is a global movement aimed at solving the problem of plastic pollution. By pledging and acting to eliminate the use of single-use plastics, we can have a cleaner, healthier environment. Visit plasticfreejuly.org to take the pledge! The website offers resources and strategies for reducing use of single-use plastics in

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New Job Opening: Sr. Environmental Planner

OCCA is looking to add an experienced, motivated Environmental Planner to our growing team. We work with a variety of communities to develop/update Comprehensive Plans, develop natural resource protection plans, and assist communities with long-range climate mitigation and adaptation plans. This individual will work collaboratively with our team to assist

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 16, No. 10 – June 15, 2022

Come say “hi” to OCCA this weekend at the Cherry Valley Outdoor Games! June 17th, 18th, and 19th at Alden Field in Cherry Valley. You can find more information about the event and a schedule of events here. The OCCA table will have information about upcoming programming, information about our clean energy

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 16, No. 9 – June 1, 2022

June 6-12 is New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week! Check out the DEC’s website for information about invasive species in New York and read on for more information about how to get involved with OCCA’s invasive species management efforts! In honor of New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week, view

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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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How to Get Rid Of...

A tool to determine how to recycle or properly dispose of items in Otsego County.

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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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