Digital Earth Festival Webinar: Gardening in a Warming World

NY

Gardeners are keen observers of what is required to grow healthy plants of all types and sizes. New strategies and solutions to the problems presented by cultivating living things are often contemplative acts. These actions will hold gardeners in good stead as we face climate change – an unprecedented phenomenon that amplifies all those conditions …

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Invasive Species Spotlight: Hunting the Emerald Ash Borer

NY

The emerald ash borer is eating its way through New York’s forests and also threatens  ash trees of our streets, parks, lawns and gardens. In this month's Invasive Species Spotlight, OCCA Program Director, Jeff O’Handley will show you how to identify ash trees on your property, find signs of emerald ash borer infestation, and discuss what to do if you find it. Register for this free Zoom event here.

Free

OCCA Webinar: The Power of Planning, During and After the Pandemic

NY

The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to fundamentally change how our communities are planned for in the future. Communities will have to learn to adapt current planning practices such as holding public meetings, amending zoning codes, and developing comprehensive plans to post-pandemic standards. Join OCCA Environmental Planner, Danny Lapin, AICP to learn how planning can …

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Spotlight on Invasives: Aquatic Invasives to Watch For

NY

With summer approaching and more people getting outside, we must remember to protect our waterbodies by watching out for invasive species and taking care to prevent their spread. Invasive Species Intern, Sierra Stickney will focus on a few aquatic invasive species (AIS) such as water chestnut, European frog-bit, and starry stonewort. Learn what to look …

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Getting Started with iMapInvasives

NY

iMapInvasives is an online mapping tool that supports efforts to protect New York State from the threat of invasive species. It is a cloud-based application that allows resource managers to track locations of invasive species, document treatment efforts and keep abreast of new threats, and provides anyone with the ability to participate in the fight against invasive species …

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Paddle and Pull–Silver Lake

Silver Lake Silver Lake Road, New Berlin

A lovely, 40-acre lake in western Otsego County, Silver Lake has a robust population of water chestnut (Trapa natans) and a growing amount of European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), two high priority invasive species that need to be controlled. Join us for a socially-distanced day on the lake removing these invasives. OCCA will provide canoes--outside watercraft …

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Paddle and Pull — Silver Lake

Silver Lake Silver Lake Road, New Berlin

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED TIME: THIS EVENT IS FROM 1-4pm! Join us in our continuing efforts to control Silver Lake's invasive species. We'll patrol Silver Lake's 40 acres, pulling water chestnut and European frog-bit as we go. OCCA will provide canoes--outside watercraft are not permitted. We ask that you register with a member of your household …

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