Elected officials and area residents are planning to hold an anti-fracking rally on Saturday at 11 a.m.  The rally is set to take place at Otsiningo Park.

Organizers of the event say they are getting together to reject high volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Southern Tier and New York State.  They are calling for the protection of farms, food, water and public health.

Public officials that plan to attend include Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan, Dan Lamb who is a candidate for U.S. Congress, and Tarik Abdelazim who is running for Broome County Executive.  Farmers from Broome and Chenango Counties also plan to take part.