ECO-BULLETIN Vol. 16, No. 12 – July 15, 2022

There are jobs available in Otsego County! 

Not only is OCCA looking to hire a Senior Planner (information available here), but our friends at the Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District are hiring for multiple positions, including a Conservation District Manager and a Secretary to the Soil and Water Conservation Board. Please head over to their website to find more about the positions and for information on how to apply. 


Two opportunities to help in the fight against Aquatic Invasive Species:

Paddle and Pull – Goodyear Lake, July 16, 9-noon 
Water chestnut is making a comeback in the stump lot section of Goodyear Lake. Bring your own watercraft or borrow an OCCA canoe. We’ll teach you what to look for and how to remove this annoying invasive. 

Paddle and Pull – Silver Lake, July 30, 10-2pm 
This beautiful, 40-acre lake in New Berlin has invasives trouble. Join OCCA and members of the Silver Lake community as we continue our efforts at removing water chestnut and European frog-bit from the waters. Registration required. Lunch provided! 

More dates coming in August!


Trail Tuesdays: July 26, August 2, 6-8pm, location TBD

Are you interested in helping maintain walking trails in Otsego County? Join OCCA for Trail Tuesdays. Cut brush and overhanging branches, move debris off the trails, and perform other light maintenance on trails in Basswood Pond State Forest and Arnold Lake State Forest. Please sign up using the form on our website. Note that all volunteers must fill out and return a special DEC volunteer form. Locations for each session will be determined a few days in advance. 
Click here for event registration!

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