Engaging our Communities in Responsible Stewardship

OCCA's 2020 Year End Appeal

OCCA is a countywide environmental organization addressing a broad spectrum of basic environmental concerns. OCCA plays a key role in initiating and carrying out programs designed to improve or protect Otsego County’s air, land, and water. Wide support from county residents enhances our ability to accomplish our mission.

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. 18 – November 15, 2022

Otsego Schools Film Plastic Recycling Challenge is Underway!  Otsego County Schools can sign up between now and November 30 to participate in the Otsego County Schools Film Plastic Recycling Challenge. During the challenge, participating schools collect film plastic, such as grocery bags, bubble wrap, and package overwrap, weigh and report

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Film Plastic Recycling Challenge for Otsego County schools returns

(COOPERSTOWN) — The Otsego County Solid Waste Department and the Otsego County Conservation Association are teaming up once again to promote the Otsego County Schools Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. The challenge promotes recycling of film plastics and is open to all public and private k-12 school buildings located in Otsego

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 16, No. 17 – November 1, 2022

Thank you for reading this edition of OCCA’s Eco-Bulletin! We have a couple updates to start but read on to learn about what OCCA has planned for the month of November.  Proposition One—In addition to candidates for various state and local offices, this election day, New Yorkers have the opportunity

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 16, No. 16 – October 15, 2022

The spooky season is underway! This Bulletin is a little long, but there’s lots of information about many exciting things coming up over the next couple months. We’d also like to announce a new essay series which will start next month. Students from Will Walker’s class at the Cooperstown Graduate

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