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November 1, 2012

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Land Trust to host Brookwood Point cleanup

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Otsego Land Trust will host a cleanup day at Brookwood Point from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help prepare this historic lake-front property for the coming winter season. Gardeners of all ages and experience are welcome, including children. There will be jobs for everyone.

Dress appropriately, and bring your favorite hand tools and gloves.

Lunch will be provided. Now is the time to get involved as Brookwood Point is prepared for a new phase to be enjoyed by the entire community.

Brookwood Point is located on the west side of Otsego Lake at 6000 West Lake Road (Route 80), less than a mile north of the Farmers’ Museum outside of Cooperstown. Participants are asked to let the Land Trust know you plan to participate. For further information, or to sign up for this event, call 547-2366 or email

Register now for gift workshop

Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties will be offering an interactive workshop on how to create several gift items from plants found in the garden or landscape.

It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, No.10, at the Extension Center, 123 Lake Street, Cooperstown. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 7. Space is limited.

To pre-register or for more information, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties, 607-547-2536 extension 0, or e-mail There is a $5 fee.

Participants will be given a book of garden gift ideas and instructions, and will also have the opportunity to make a gift at the workshop to take home with them. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties prior to the program.

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