Paddle and Pull – Goodyear Lake

NY

Enjoy a pleasant day on Goodyear Lake and help combat invasive species at the same time! Water chestnut (Trapa natans), a highly invasive aquatic plant, once covered multiple acres of Goodyear Lake's 'Stump Lot.' A concerted effort by OCCA, the Goodyear Lake Association and scores of volunteers over the years has reduced the water chestnut …

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Chop and Cheese

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown

Japanese knotweed is one of our toughest invasive plants to control. Join us at Mohican Farm for an evening of cutting (and maybe digging) down a stand of Japanese knotweed, then enjoy light refreshments in the garden overlooking Otsego Lake. Dress to get dirty and bring pruners, gardening gloves, and a preferred beverage--we'll supply the …

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Paddle and Pull, Silver Lake

Silver Lake Silver Lake Road, New Berlin

Volunteers are needed to help continue removing water chestnut (Trapa natans) and European frog-bit (Hydrocharus morsus-ranae),  two highly-invasive aquatic plants, from Silver Lake in New Berlin. Help us get them before they can spread further! Bring water, sunscreen, and dress to get wet and dirty. Due to local restrictions, only canoes owned by members of …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day – Unadilla

NY

Otsego County's 22nd Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day event will take place over two days. Friday, September 20: Unadilla Highway Building, 216 County Highway 3, Unadilla, NY 13849. Accepted materials at Unadilla: Paints, pesticides, solvents, mercury, chemical cleaners, batteries, anti-freeze, hobby and pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks (less than 40lbs). NOT ACCEPTED AT …

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Household Hazardous Waste Day – Cooperstown

The Meadows Office Complex 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown

Dispose of old chemicals, paints and more at Otsego County's 22nd Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day. Accepted materials include paints, pesticides, solvents, mercury, chemical cleaners, batteries (alkaline/zinc, Ni-Cad (dry/wet), Nickel metal hydride (dry/wet), lithium ion, lithium primary, mercury, silver oxide, button cells, lead acid), anti-freeze, hobby and pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks (less …

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Paddle and Pull–Silver Lake

Silver Lake Silver Lake Road, New Berlin

A lovely, 40-acre lake in western Otsego County, Silver Lake has a robust population of water chestnut (Trapa natans) and a growing amount of European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), two high priority invasive species that need to be controlled. Join us for a socially-distanced day on the lake removing these invasives. OCCA will provide canoes--outside watercraft …

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Paddle and Pull — Goodyear Lake

Goodyear Lake Location 2745-3061 New York 28, Milford

Water chestnut (Trapa natans) persists in the Stump Lot portion of Goodyear Lake. Join us as we continue our efforts to eliminate this threat to the lake's ecosystem. Two shifts available (9-11:30am, 12:30-3:00pm). You may bring your own canoe or kayak. Due to the situation with COVID-19, we require that you register with a member …

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Paddle and Pull — Goodyear Lake

NY

Enjoy a pleasant day on the water and help in the fight against aquatic invasive species! We'll paddle in the Stump Lot portion of Goodyear Lake in search of water chestnut (Trapa natans) a highly invasive plant that persists in our area. You may bring your own personal watercraft, or you may reserve an OCCA …

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Paddle and Pull — Silver Lake

Silver Lake Silver Lake Road, New Berlin

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED TIME: THIS EVENT IS FROM 1-4pm! Join us in our continuing efforts to control Silver Lake's invasive species. We'll patrol Silver Lake's 40 acres, pulling water chestnut and European frog-bit as we go. OCCA will provide canoes--outside watercraft are not permitted. We ask that you register with a member of your household …

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