Visit our pages to learn about invasive pests (Asian Longhorn Beetle)...

and invasive plants (Garlic Mustard).

Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.
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Find resources for building & maintaining your pond.

Learn about environmental regulations that affect you...

ways to manage your woods and other resources...

ways to manage your woods and other resources...

and so much more!

and so much more!


Our staff works to engage with the community to solve and respond to key environmental challenges, reduce and make more equitable our collective use of the Earth's resources, and inspire respect for natural systems and our reliance on them.

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Green Building Tour

Visit about a dozen homes that feature renewable energy and/or eco-friendly building practices, open to the public for this one-day event, Saturday, Sept. 30, 10am-4pm. $5 suggested donation.

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Toxic Algae

Join CCE and other local groups to learn about Blue-Green Algae, what makes them bloom, how officials monitor public water sources, and more, at this morning forum on Saturday, Sept. 30.

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Treasure Hunt on the Reuse Trail

Discover the wealth of reuse options in Tompkins County! Solve a puzzle by visiting stores on the Reuse Trail in October, and enter a raffle to win gift cards from participating stores No purchase necessary.

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Advanced Composting!

Go beyond the basics and learn advanced composting techniques in this 3 class series on 9/14, 9/21 & 10/5. $5/person per class or $10 for the 3-class series

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Impacts of Invasive Plants

This class on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8pm will look at how plants become invasive, their uses, and impacts. With Akiva Silver from Twisted Tree Farm. Fee; register online.

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Heating with Wood

When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.

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Sharon Anderson
Environment Team Leader
(607) 272-2292 ext. 156

Last updated September 29, 2017