4-H Duck Race

Sunday, April 28th is a day of FAMILY FUN that raises $$$ for 4-H in Tompkins County! See 3400 rubber ducks race down Cascadilla Creek! Buy your duck chances online, here...

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2008 4-H Rubber Duck Race, Ithaca NY

Let's Talk Solar

2019 is a great time to go solar! Homeowners and renters can bring your questions on rooftop or community solar to our free monthly Q&A meetups! Next is Thursday, 3/21 @ 6pm.

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Nutrients in the Watershed, Unusual Weather, and Harmful Algal Blooms: A Public Conversation

A forum to discuss the environmental issues Cayuga Lake community is confronted by harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our lake, changing weather patterns, and nutrients throughout the watershed.

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Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips! 

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit the CCE-Tompkins Education Center to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

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Beautification Brigade!

Come learn more about volunteering with our Community Beautification Program on Thursday, March 28. No experience required, dinner provided. Please rsvp.

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Spring Propagation of Perennials

Learn to propagate your own edible and perennial plants at this workshop with Sean Dembrosky on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. $10-$20/person sliding scale.

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Story Time!

This FREE story/play time for children aged 0-to-4 and their caregivers meets at 8:30-9:30am at Enfield Elementary on 2/28 and every other Thursday through May!

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Talking Energy!

Come to a FREE "Community Energy Conversation" and find out about the smart grid, smart meters and more! Held every 4th Thursday, next one is March 28!

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Newfield Parenting Class

FREE 8-class series in Newfield on how to talk with your child (of any age) meets Thursdays, 6-8pm, starting 3/28. Call to sign up!

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Annual Reports

Our latest annual report for 2018 is now available online. Visit our Annual Reports page to follow our progress from past years.

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Last updated March 21, 2019