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OCCA To Hold Meet, Greet Event

The view from Mohican Farm. (Photo courtesy of Otsego County Conservation Association) OCCA To Hold Meet, Greet Event SPRINGFIELD—The Otsego County Conservation Association will host its “Mohican Meet and Mingle” on Friday, June 9 from 6-9 p.m., adjacent to the historic Ellen Biddle Shipman Garden at Mohican Farm in Springfield. OCCA Executive Director Amy Wyant, board members, and staff will be on hand to talk informally about the organization’s projects and initiatives in areas such as clean energy, environmental education, planning,…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 05-28-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 28 Begin Pride Month With Solidarity Stroll QUEER SOLIDARITY STROLL—10 a.m. to noon. Start Pride Month a little early. Light hike gives time to connect to nature and other queer people. Make new friends, swap tips on gender-affirming gear, share fun trails or just enjoy a good walk. No gear required other than sneakers, water and a snack. Free. Meet at Robert V. Riddell State Park, Davenport. (607) 375-7280 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/queer-solidarity-stroll/…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 05-12-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAY 12 Spring Nature Walk NATURE GROUP—Noon. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association for a fun seasonal walk and pond study around the covered bridge and beaver pond trails. This group, geared for homeschooled students but open to everyone, will examine the wetlands, beaver ponds, and Shadow Brook for nesting waterfowl, macro-invertebrates, and signs of local animals. Will also discuss adaptations, plant ID and the park’s natural history. Please dress for the weather. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527…

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NGOs Discuss Algal Bloom Communications

NGOs Discuss Algal Bloom Communications By WRILEY NELSONCOOPERSTOWN Otsego 2000, Otsego Land Trust and the Otsego County Conservation Association convened a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday, May 9 to coordinate a response to harmful algal blooms. More than 30 people attended, including environmental scientists and representatives from municipalities, non-governmental organizations, volunteer groups, and county agencies. The conference was facilitated by Dr. Gina L. Keel, professor of political science at SUNY Oneonta. Attendees had extensive table discussions on messaging content and media,…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 04-15-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, APRIL 15 Earth Festival EARTH FEST—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate the Earth and our place in it. Fest includes vendor and information fair, workshops on everything from gardening to organic cosmetics, and drive-thru recycling at Brewery Ommegang. Festival is hosted at The Milford Central School, 42 West Main Street, Milford. Visit occainfo.org/earth-festival/ DINE FOR A CAUSE—8 a.m. Eat out at the fine restaurants of Otsego, Delaware, & Otsego counties and a percentage of the proceeds will go…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 04-14-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, APRIL 14 Seek Signs of Spring NATURE GROUP—Noon. Join the Otsego County Conservation Association for a fun day exploring the state forest and looking for signs of spring. This group, geared for homeschooled students but open to everyone, will look for signs of animals foraging, buds on trees, and see if anyone can spot the local beaver. Please dress for the weather. Meet at Texas Schoolhouse State Forest, Mount Vision. (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/homeschool-nature-day-texas-schoolhouse-state-forest/…

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Future Taking Shape for EV Conversions in Otsego County, Experts Say

Future Taking Shape for EV Conversions in Otsego County,Experts Say By CASPAR EWIGCOOPERSTOWN The Otsego County Conservation Association and Town of Middlefield Climate Smart Community Task Force presented a panel discussion, “The Future of Transportation in Otsego County,” on Thursday, March 30. Amanda Kaier, Clean Energy Communities coordinator at the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District Inc., began the program with an overview of the electric personal vehicle market in Otsego County and New York State as a whole. Other panelists…

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News Briefs: April 6, 2023

News Briefs: April 6, 2023 Taskforce Sets First Gathering ONEONTA—Mayor Mark Drnek’s new Welcome Taskforce seeks to ease newcomers’ transition to the Oneonta region, introducing them to all the resources, culture and opportunities available. Targeting those who have recently moved to Oneonta or are considering doing so, and students considering remaining in the area after graduation, the Welcome Taskforce will plan events allowing residents to quickly acclimate and fully integrate as members of the community while also allowing area businesses…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 04-05-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 Find Signs Of Spring With Otsego County Conservation Association GET KIDS OUT—1-3 p.m. Get the kids out this April vacation to explore and see the evidence of the progress of spring. Dress for the weather and plan for mud. Free and open to all. Mohican Farm, 7207 State Highway 80, Cooperstown. (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/get-the-kids-out-mohican-farm/…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 03-30-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 30 Future of Transportation in Otsego County ELECTRICAL VEHICLES—6-8 p.m. Join Otsego County Conservation Association for an informative meeting on vehicle electrification trends in Otsego County. Discussed will be current rebates and incentives, plans to increase EV chargers in the region, and tools for individuals and municipalities to decide what EV is right for them. Cooperstown Village Ballroom, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown. (607) 547-4488 or visit occainfo.org/calendar/future-of-transportation-in-otsego-county/…

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