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.

The Little Things Campaign

Taking small steps everyday is how we are going to make a difference in this world, and the proceeds of our “Little Things” midyear fundraiser will support our work in community education. Consider making a donation today!

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. 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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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 12 – October 1, 2021

HeatSmart Mohawk Valley: On Demand!Want to learn more about Clean heating and cooling technology, but can’t make some of our live webinars? Check out our on Demand programs:  Introduction to Cleaner and Greener Heating and Cooling Energy Studies: The Place to start for any Building Agricultural Energy Audit Visit our

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ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 15, No. 11 – September 15, 2021

Butternut Creek Float Thank you to those who joined the float down Butternut Creek with OCCA and Butternut Valley Alliance! A beautiful day to appreciate our natural resources! Thank you for joining!!   Join OCCA for a Highway Cleanup morning!September 25th, 8:30-11am at Mohican Farm Join us as we pick up

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Internship Opportunity!  The Otsego County Conservation Association, Inc (OCCA) is seeking an intern to head up the design and building of an interactive website using a website builder platform. Using the Otsego County Energy Taskforce (OCET) Roadmap draft, the intern will work with staff and contractors to translate the background

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OCCA is hiring! PT HeatSmart Mohawk Valley Outreach Specialist Job Overview:Outreach SpecialistHeatSmart Mohawk ValleyCompensation: $16- $20 per hour, 15- 25 hours a week Job Type:Part-time, 1 Year Contract with option to renewNumber of hires for this role: 1 Full Job DescriptionOCCA is looking for a customer service orientated person to

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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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