Engaging our Communities in Responsible Stewardship


HeatSmart Mohawk Valley

Special Kickoff Event


Invasive Species Eradication

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 Otsego 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.

Online Garage Sale

If you find yourself with good condition items that you no longer need, donate them to the OCCA online garage sale and help support our efforts to protect Otsego County’s environment! Items should have a minimum value of $10.


ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 14, No. 9 – September 1, 2020

Whats included in this months bulletin: Heat Smart Otsego is expanding! Spotlight on Invasives: Summer Summary Naked Eye Astronomy Butternut Creek Paddle  Household Hazardous Waste: POSTPONED Leatherstocking Golf Course We are Hiring! Civic Engagement as an environmental advocacy tool  For Business Owners: Please lend your voice And more! -Amy and

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Part Time Curriculum Specialist

OCCA is currently in search of a Curriculum Specialist to join our team for a 3 year grant funded part time position. Job Description  PT Environmental Curriculum Specialist   The Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) is currently has two (2) positions open for Part Time K-12 Environmental Curriculum Specialists for our Chesapeake Bay Educational Ecosystem.  This program builds capacity for environmental literacy

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 14, No. 8 – Aug 1, 2020

Announcements This months Eco-Bulletin is jam packed full of great opportunities to join the OCCA Community out and about in a safe, social distance manner or from the comfort and safety of your own home with one of our many online learning sessions.  We hope you enjoy and looking forward

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol 14, No 7 – July 1, 2020

Spotlight on Invasives: Not so Wild about Parsnip Wednesday, July 8, 12-1pm Wild parsnip has been taking over our roadsides and fields, where it crowds out native plants and poses a threat to our health and safety. Join OCCA Program Director, Jeff O’Handley, for this look at parsnip: where it comes from, why

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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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Recycling Lookup

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Upcoming Events

Wed 23

Heat Smart Mohawk Valley Kick Off

September 23 @ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Sun 27

Butternut Creek Fun Paddle

September 27 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Oct 16

Hitting the Links: Leatherstocking Golf Course

October 16 @ 8:00 am to 10:00 am

How You Can Help Protect Our Local Environment

Donations provide the foundation for our work throughout Otsego County. 
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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