We believe everyone has a connection to conservation, whether it be composting, recycling, or protecting water.
The Otsego County Conservation Association wants to help you find the unique way you connect with the work we do.
OCCA needs your donor support more than ever! If everyone who sees this video gives just $7, we will be able to meet our goal and host an additional 2-3 programs PER MONTH. Keep an eye on your mailbox for our postcard and check out our social media channels every day for new ways to connect with conservation.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 by August 31st! To help us reach our goal click here!
Frog-bit Friday: Clarke Pond, August 19, 10am-1pm. European frog-bit is an invasive aquatic plant that can significantly alter our local ponds. Join us as we walk through the muck at Clarke Pond in search of this noxious water weed. Please note this can be strenuous and very dirty work. You will get wet and muddy. We have a limited number of diving booties available; if you need to borrow a pair, please tell us what shoe size (S, M, L) you need in the comments section when you register.
Paddle and Pull: Goodyear Lake, August 20, 9am-noon. Help us continue our hand-pulling of water chestnut on Goodyear Lake. Meet at the state Fishing Access Site on NY-28 in Portlandville. Bring your own watercraft or borrow one of ours (please let us know on the registration form if you need to use an OCCA canoe). Water, sunscreen and clothes that can get a little wet are recommended.
Paddle and Pull: Goodyear Lake, August 27, 9am-noon. Join us for our final water chestnut pulling event of the year at Goodyear Lake! Bring your own canoe/kayak to this event, or borrow one of ours. Meet at the site Fishing Access Site on NY-28 in Portlandville. Water, sunscreen and clothes that can get a little wet are recommended.
Arnold Lake State Forest, August 2, 9, 6-8pm. Help provide light maintenance work on the trail at Arnold Lake State Forest in the Town of Hartwick. Meet at the parking area on Arnold Lake Road (GPS coordinates 42.615205, -75.000657). Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Insect repellent and long pants/sleeves is recommended. Some hand tools are available, but consider bringing loppers/hand pruners.
OCCA is hiring a Senior Planner! Do you have experience in comprehensive planning? We are looking for someone to join our team. To learn more about the position and apply, click the button below.
Apply for Senior Planner Position
OCCA recruits volunteers on an ongoing basis to help with a number of programs and tasks throughout each year. Click the button below to be added to our volunteer list!