ACTION ALERT: Federal Budget and Climate Change Action – March 22

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED President Trump’s budget slashes funding for programs to gather climate data and minimize damage from climate change. Representative John Faso recently co-sponsored a resolution detailing a host of climate change impacts. Mr. Faso is a majority party representative on the House Budget Committee. This magnifies his influence over the final budget. […]

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2017 Environmental Education Grant Recipients

Each year, Environmental Education Grants are awarded to classroom teachers in the DOAS area (Delaware, Otsego, eastern Chenango, and western Schoharie Counties) through the DOAS EE Grant Program.   This year’s recipients are: Lori Wrench, Cooperstown Elementary School  – Materials and supplies to build a Bird Sanctuary in an enclosed courtyard area;  Jennifer Finkle, South Kortright Elementary […]

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ACTION ALERT – Climate Change Scientists Need Our Help

Call Congressman Faso Today The climate in Washington has changed. If you care about the scientific integrity of climate science, it is time to make a phone call. In spite of a scientific consensus, President Trump has called climate change a “hoax”. His recent actions make it clear that the federal government will be less […]

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2017 Waterfowl Count Results

There was a good variety of waterfowl species recorded on the DOAS section of the NY State Ornithological Assoc.’s annual waterfowl count held the weekend of Jan. 15.  Waterways were largely open after a recent warm spell.  As usual, Otsego Lake turned up the most birds, including Common Loons, Redheads, and Am. Coots. Totals:   […]

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2016 Hawkwatch Totals at Franklin Mountain

Totals for August through December 2016 Turkey Vulture—465 Osprey—52 Bald Eagle—197 Northern Harrier—36 Sharp-shinned Hawk—301 Cooper’s Hawk—52 Northern Goshawk—7 Red-shouldered Hawk—22 Broad-winged Hawk—2060 Red-tailed Hawk—1132 Rough-legged Hawk—2 Golden Eagle—231 American Kestrel—57 Merlin—33 Peregrine Falcon—14 Unidentified Raptor—27 Total–4688

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