Paddle and Pull, Silver Lake

Silver Lake Silver Lake Road, New Berlin

Volunteers are needed to help continue removing water chestnut (Trapa natans) and European frog-bit (Hydrocharus morsus-ranae),  two highly-invasive aquatic plants, from Silver Lake in New Berlin. Help us get them before they can spread further! Bring water, sunscreen, and dress to get wet and dirty. Due to local restrictions, only canoes owned by members of …

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Free

Get the Kids Out–Trees!

Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate 7207 State Route 80, Cooperstown

Need something to do on Columbus Day? Come to Mohican Farm and explore the world of trees. We’ll search the property and learn how to tell different kinds from each other using science and our senses, will understand the role trees play in our world, and we'll have fun! Meet at OCCA’s office at Mohican …

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Otsego Residential Clean Energy Tour

Join Heat Smart Otsego Campaign Director, Bennett Sandler on a tour of three homes in the Cooperstown area that already have installed ground or air source heat pumps. See what they look like, what they sound like, how they work, and how they save money! Visit an 1860s Victorian in Cooperstown with air source heat …

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Get Out and Walk!

Clark Sports Center 124 Co Rd 52, Cooperstown

Take a brisk trail walk with OCCA and the staff of the Clark Sports Center at the Clark Sports Center! We'll wind our way through hemlocks and hardwoods, along the river, and onto a floodplain. The exact route depends on trail and weather conditions. Please note that snowshoes may be helpful, but you must provide …

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Digital Earth Festival: Reducing Energy Webinar

NY

Representatives from Heat Smart Otsego and Delaware River Solar present a variety of ways to save energy in your home. This program will take place at 2pm via Zoom. To register, follow this link. You will receive a confirmation email with details on how to participate.

Free

Coffee Talk: Reducing Solid Waste

NY

OCCA Executive Director, Amy Wyant hosts this chat with local officials and business representatives sharing tips on how to reduce our output of solid waste and how to keep recycling during a pandemic. This Digital Earth Festival Zoom meeting begins at 10:30am. Register here.

Free

Reducing Food Waste and Grocery Bills

NY

This dinner hour program will focus on reducing food waste--which can reduce your disposal fees, grocery bills, and your sense of guilt!--through proper meal planning, food storage, creative use of leftovers, and more.  This will be an interactive discussion, and there will be a kitchen demonstration! This Zoom event begins at 6pm. Please register here. …

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Mindfulness Cafe

NY

Spending time outdoors has been shown to lower stress hormones, blood pressure and heart rate, something extra important in these high stress time! In this short, Facebook Live event local Outdoor Mindful Guide, Mandy Robinson will share some tips to help you unplug, slow down, and enjoy the benefits of the outdoors. This will be …

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Earth Day: The Bigger Picture

NY

In partnership with the Choose Clean Water Coalition and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, we’ll cover a variety of topics related to our place in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. In addition, we’ll highlight digital Earth Day events happening all over the globe for you to participate in! Register here for this event, which begins at 10am.

Free

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