Category: Education and Outreach

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,

Read More »

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

Read More »

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.

Read More »


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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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

Read More »

Energy Efficiency

OCCA supports the research, development, and application of alternative energy–defined by our board as energy derived from natural, renewable sources such as geothermal, wind, solar, and hydro which does not

Read More »

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. 


 About OCCA     Our Work      News      Contact Us      Join In     Donate

© 2021  Otsego County Conservation Association
7207 State Highway 80, PO Box 931 • Cooperstown, NY  13326
(607) 547-4488