PLEASE NOTE – THE 2022 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BUT WITH THE HOPE THAT WE CAN BUILD ON PARTICIPATION TO RUN THE EVENT IN LATE AUGUST 2023.  Please email Anna to make sure you are on our lists for the 2023 event.

The Susquehanna Headwaters Environmental Collaborative (SHEC) announces Eco-Fair, a new, one-day environmentally-themed event to take place on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Neawha Park, Oneonta. The main event will run from 11am to 4pm and will feature exhibits and displays from local environmental organizations; live birds of prey programs; an electric vehicle car show; vendors; live music, and more. Eco-Fair will also include our new “Eco-Feast” from 4pm-7pm. Eco-Feast will celebrate both our connection to the Chesapeake Bay and our local agriculture through a crab boil featuring Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and local farm products.

“We are very excited to launch this event,” said Anna Rutenbeck, SHEC coordinator. “it will allow us to bring some of our favorite events and programs from multiple environmental organizations to a larger, outdoor venue. We hope it allows for a larger audience to join in and see what great work is being done throughout our region for the environment! ”

Eco-Fair is still in the planning stages, Rutenbeck said, though confirmed participants include Otsego County Conservation Association, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Otsego County Solid Waste Department, Page Wildlife Center, Arm of the Sea Theater, Live Music, Food Trucks and more!.

“We’re looking for more organizations to join our planning team, but we’re also putting out the call to vendors, exhibitors and event sponsors,” Rutenbeck added.

To find out more about Eco-Fair and how to register, visit or call (607) 547-4488.

The Susquehanna Headwaters Environmental Collaborative was formed in 2021 to bring together environmentally-minded organizations, businesses and individuals in order to expand their collective impact through cooperative projects, shared resources and goal setting, and improved inter-organization communication. SHEC membership is open to individuals and organizations throughout the Susquehanna headwaters region. For information on SHEC, visit

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