Category: Education and Outreach


Each year the Otsego County Conservation Association presents its Conservationist of the Year Award to an individual, citizens’ group/grassroots organization (without 501(c)(3) standing), governmental body, non-profit organization (with 501(c)(3) standing)

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Zebra Mussels

The zebra mussel is an aquatic invasive species which has taken hold in both Otsego and Canadarago lakes. Impacts from the zebra mussel include a foul taste and smell in

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At Earth Festival 2013, the Otsego County Conservation Association launched a collection of previously non-recyclable or difficult-to-recycle waste items through TerraCycle, a New Jersey-based company which converts these materials into

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Recycling Information

Recycle: for the ever-growing list of items that are able to be recycled or remanufactured.  Composting is also an important part of the recycling equation and helps to support waste

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Rural Health & Environment

This paper, “Environmental Impacts on Rural Health,” by OCCA Deanna Oliveri (spring 2014) explores the ways in which human impacts on the environment can affect rural health.

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Energy Wise Otsego

Energy Wise Otsego conducts workshops to: Teach residents how conservation and energy upgrades can help lower their utility bills and improve the safety and comfort of their home Teach residents

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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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