Engaging our Communities in Responsible Stewardship



If you are a teacher who is passionate about bringing real world, hands-on watershed education into your classroom, OCCA’s B-WET program is for you!

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.

Volunteer with OCCA!

OCCA recruits volunteers on an ongoing basis to help with a number of programs and tasks throughout each year. Learn more about our volunteer program and how you can help by clicking the link below.

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.

Mohican Meet and Mingle

Join OCCA for an evening of local food, drinks and good conversation about our mission, new projects and how you can get involved! Follow the link below for more information about how to register and buy tickets!


Volunteers Needed for Susquehanna River Cleanup

(COOPERSTOWN)–Volunteers are needed for the sixth annual Susquehanna River cleanup in Cooperstown on July 29, 2023. The event will take place from 7am to 1pm. The cleanup is organized by the Cooperstown Lions Club in partnership with Cooperstown Rotary, Rotary E-Club of Global Trekkers, the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station

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OCCA announces the return of their community picnic.

Contact: Shelby MacLeish, (607) 547-4488, coordinator@occainfo.org  (COOPERSTOWN)- The Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) will host “The Mohican Meet and Mingle” on Friday June 9th from 6 pm- 9 pm adjacent to the historic Ellen Biddle Shipman Garden at Mohican Farm in Springfield. OCCA Executive Director Amy Wyant, Board members and

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 17, No. 7 – May 15, 2023

Drive thru, Drop off Recap and Numbers Drive-Thru-Drop-Off Recycling (DTDO) at Brewery Ommegang on April 29th.  181 cars registered and brought lots of recycling through. Some early numbers are below, and we are still working on processing the VHS and Audiocassettes.  It looks like we have approximately 1000 pounds to

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Volunteer News

On April 22 this group was trained on the rules, techniques and tools for performing routine maintenance on the trails in Otsego County. Without dedicated volunteers it would be difficult for OCCA and our sister organizations to keep the trails in Otsego County accessible. Thank you! A WORD ABOUT VOLUNTEERING

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How to Get Rid Of...

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