Category: Research and Management

Past Successes

OCCA has a proud tradition of funding and carrying out important research and resource management projects.  Together with our partners, we have provided important data and carried out invasive species

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Current Projects

Part of OCCA’s mission is in research and resource management.  To that end, we have several new and ongoing projects that help protect Otesgo County’s natural resources.  To carry out

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Butternut Creek Stream Assessment

In a project funded through the Upper Susquehanna Coalition to the Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District, OCCA is helping collect physical data in the Butternut Creek watershed.  The

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Citizen Science Stream Monitoring

This is the first county-wide stream monitoring program entirely carried out by citizen volunteers with OCCA’s coordination in the New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Citizen science monitoring

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Terrestrial Invasive Species

New York’s lands are under attack from numerous invasive species. Chestnut blight, European gypsy moth, Dutch elm disease beech bark disease and the Hemlock wooly adelgid have all had devastating

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Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic invasive species are frequently spread by recreational boaters and fishermen who inadvertently carry them from one water body to another on boats, trailers, and other equipment. They are also

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What’s in Our Water

OCCA’s groundwater testing program – “What’s In Our Water?” – provided certified baseline testing of drinking water wells in all 24 of Otsego County’s townships, including several municipal waters supplies.

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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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