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.

Giving Tuesday

With your help, we can • Remove more invasive species • Increase our programming • Increase community heating & cooling savings • Expand nature walks and paddle days

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. 15, No. 15 – November 15, 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined our Clark Tower Hike on 11/11, in conjunction with Glimmerglass Film Days. We had a wonderful turn out! Throughout the walk, we listened to Program Director Jeff O’Handley, and learned all about local geology, and details about forest soil and plants. We also had

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Job Opening: 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. 15, No. 14 – November 1, 2021

NYS DEC Presents:Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species This 55-minute documentary educates the viewer on invasive species and highlights some of the species directly impacting New York’s environment and economy. Viewers will benefit from learning of the innovative ways NYS is combatting these threats.  The documentary premiers on YouTube on

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 13 – October 15, 2021

HeatSmart Mohawk ValleyIntroduction to Clean Heating & Cooling  WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS @ 6pm Come join our Campaign Coordinator, Anna and our Outreach Specialist, Natalie every Wednesdays at 6PM EST for fun discussions about the HeatSmart Mohawk Valley program and other environmental sustainability conversations! 🙂We hope to see and meet you there.

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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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