Little Thing #39: Respect natural habitats.

We are incredibly lucky to have access to gorgeous hiking trails, lakes, streams, and ponds. The ability to bike, hike, run, swim, fish, and boat is unlike any other in Otsego County.  

To maintain the quality of our resources, we must make sure to respect the natural habitats, and understand that we are visitors. The natural habitats that exist between the flora and fauna need to be protected at all costs.  

While spending time in these spaces, never litter, or leave behind items that do not belong. Take care to stay on designated trails to avoid upsetting established ecosystems. Use safe boating practices by cleaning your vessel entirely before and after entering local waters – this will help prevent the spread of disease and invasive species between our water systems. 

Follow @OtsegoOutdoors (Home – Otsego Outdoors) on social media to stay up to date on the Otsego Octet Summer Challenge Series. Additionally, join OCCA for invasive species management work-days, and other events, by checking out our event calendar. OCCA Event Calendar. 

Help OCCA continue offering outdoor experiences, promoting sustainable practices, and advocating for the protection of the amazing natural beauty and resources we are so fortunate to have.   

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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