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.


Job Opening: Jr. Environmental Planner

OCCA is looking to add a motivated Jr. Environmental Planner to our growing team. Wework with a variety of communities to develop/update Comprehensive Plans, developnatural resource protection plans, and assist communities with long-range climate mitigationand adaptation plans. This individual will work collaboratively with our team to assist with awide range

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 17 -December 15, 2021

As we enter the season of giving, make sure you’re reducing your contribution to landfills by reducing your waste, being a mindful consumer, reusing or gifting what you can, and recycling items appropriately.  Holiday Lights RecyclingHoliday lights aren’t just a headache to hang on a tree or around your windows,

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 16 – December 1, 2021

Garage Sale (ongoing)As part of OCCA’s mission to reduce our carbon footprint we will be holding our traditional “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Garage Sale” digitally.  You will still have the benefit of donating items to OCCA, getting some GREAT deals, and knowing that you are keeping things out of the landfill.If

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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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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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