Category: Archive

Riparian Buffers and You

Archive Publication Riparian Buffers & You Riparian buffers are an effective stewardship tool for water quality protection. This brochure outlines what buffers do, what landowners can do, and how OCCA

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ORCA Committee Members

Martha Clarvoe:  607-547-4020 Martha Clarvoe has been bicycling since she was a young child, but took up riding again at age 50. She has been riding to work from

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ORCA’s Mission

ORCA’s mission is to promote cycling (and walking) as an enjoyable, healthy, safe, environmentally-friendly activity for people of all ages and abilities in Otsego and surrounding counties. It is our

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OCCA In the News

Click on the links below to access archived articles about or featuring the Otsego County Conservation Association. July 2015  • OCCA Encourages Residents to Share Waste Reduction Ideas  May 2015 • OCCA

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Nature Tourism

When it comes to Otsego County’s natural beauty, open space is a major part of the equation. Plentiful open space is a good indicator of a healthy environment, offering carbon sequestration,

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Natural Resources Survey

The Natural Resources Survey is OCCA’s inventory and analysis of the natural resources within our county and the possible applications envisioned. At a recent regional legislative conference on natural gas,

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Herbicide & Pesticide Use

The Otsego County Conservation Association opposes the widespread use of pesticides and herbicides due to their potential harm to the environment. Improper use of these chemicals can result in elevated

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Water Quality

OCCA strives to protect the waters of all of Otsego County which include the headwaters of the Susquehanna River and, by extension, the Chesapeake Bay, an estuary of national significance.

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Bike to Work Day

The aim of Bike to Work Day is to encourage people to choose an alternative “green” mode of transportation – biking, walking or even skateboarding – to get to work

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Bike Clubs (Regional) & Shops

Bike Clubs Upper Susquehanna Pedalers and Paddlers (Oneonta): Central New York Cyclists (Oneonta): Mohawk Valley Cycling Club (Utica): Mohawk Hudson Cycling Club (Albany): Mid Hudson Cycling Club (Kingston): Southern Tier

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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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