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05/23/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Amid a series of intense rainstorms, eastern Nebraska faced a deluge that brought up to 10 inches of rain within hours. Thanks to a network of floodwater-reduction dams, lives were saved, and property damage was significantly mitigated. These dams, built through the U.S...Read more
05/23/2024
LOUP LINES Lower Loup Natural Resources District Alan Bartels, Information & Education Coordinator Volume 45, No. 6 (June 2024) ACE Camp is back! The Adventure Camp about the Environment has educated hundreds of Nebraska middle schoolers while immersing them in the subtle beauty of Nebraska’s...Read more
05/23/2024
Modifications Made to the District’s Cover Crop Program Guidelines In February, the Lower Elkhorn NRD (LENRD) Board of Directors approved modifications to LENRD Cover Crop Guidelines. Some of the modifications include: increasing the maximum number of acres enrolled from 80 to 160; the minimum...Read more
05/22/2024
WAHOO, Nebraska -- Saunders and Butler Counties were hit with significant rainfall on May 20 and 21 with reports of 4.5 to over 10 inches of rain throughout the Sand, Duck, Cottonwood, Wahoo, Skull and Bone Creek watersheds, with water levels never seen before by local landowners. Lower Platte...Read more
05/21/2024
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- On Saturday, May 18, 2024, the Lower Big Blue NRD, and Swan 5 Advisory Council hosted the 22nd Annual Free Family Fishing Day and Youth Fishing & Casting Derby at the Willard L. Meyer Recreation Area near Tobias. The day consisted of a Youth Fishing Derby, Casting Contest...Read more
05/21/2024
ORD, Nebraska -- Ord-area residents, and visitors to the Valley County community, routinely seek out the Lower Loup NRD Arboretum for its calming trail winding through abundant plantings of more than 60 species of trees and shrubs. Now, through a new adventure program in cooperation with the...Read more
05/15/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors held their monthly board meeting to discuss and consider a number of items including reports from various subcommittees. During the Urban Subcommittee report, the Board approved the Community...Read more
05/15/2024
DAVENPORT, Nebraska - The Little Blue Natural Resources District (LBNRD) Board of Directors has imposed an immediate stay, beginning May 14, 2024, on the construction of all high-capacity irrigation wells and expansion of irrigated acres in Hydrogeologic Area 1. Such a stay shall remain in effect...Read more
05/13/2024
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Tricia Dudley, the Water Quality Specialist for the Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD), will update the board on recent letters sent to producers who have violated the district's Nitrogen Management Program. These certified letters are part of CPNRD's Ground...Read more
05/07/2024
ORD, Nebraska -- Farmers planning to use chemigation (fertigation) to apply fertilizer or other chemicals to crops have a deadline of June 1, 2024, for permit renewal from the Lower Loup Natural Resources District. Completed chemigation permit applications must be received by the Lower Loup NRD on...Read more

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NARD News
NARD News
04/26/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Joined by esteemed guests including Lt. Governor Joe Kelly and representatives from the Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Arbor Day Foundation, and Lincoln Parks and Recreation, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) celebrated Arbor Day by planting a...Read more
04/25/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Amidst the picturesque Missouri River bluffs in northeastern Nebraska, high school students from across the state met at Ponca State Park for the 32nd annual Nebraska State Envirothon April 24, 2024. Concordia Lutheran High School from Omaha, Nebraska, took home the championship...Read more
03/28/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) were represented by nearly 50 directors and staff in Washington, D.C., March 18-20, 2024. Nebraska’s NRDs advocate for strengthening tools to preserve and fund natural resources projects, which includes engaging policymakers from the...Read more
03/22/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Nebraska Cooperative Council on the development of a groundbreaking web and mobile application suite, Producer Connect. Producer Connect is designed to empower agricultural producers...Read more
03/14/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Today (March 14, 2024), No New Taxes Nebraska officially launched its campaign to stop the EPIC tax. No New Taxes is a joint effort of over 40+ businesses and organizations from across Nebraska including the Nebraska Chamber, Nebraska Association of County Officials, the League...Read more
03/14/2024
The 2024 Anthony W. “Tony” LaFetra Scholarship Program presents an incredible opportunity for aspiring individuals to pursue their passion for irrigation. By spreading the word about this scholarship, you can directly impact the lives and careers of promising students who are eager to contribute to...Read more
03/12/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The voting members of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Board of Directors elected new officers during their board meeting March 11, 2024. The NARD Board consists of representatives from each of Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts (NRDs). The board...Read more
03/07/2024
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Jan. 31 and March 7, Nebraska high school students competed around the state during regional Envirothon competitions demonstrating natural resources knowledge by identifying trees and animal tracks, calculating the number of steers on rangeland, and determining soil...Read more
02/26/2024
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – The 2024 Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Informational Seminar is being held on March 14, 2024 (8:30 am to 5:00 pm) at the Ramada by Wyndham in Grand Island, NE. Registration/Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks starting at 9:30 a.m. Rob Lawson, Natural...Read more
02/06/2024
Conservation Tree Windbreaks Provide Critical Livestock Protection LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are actively taking orders for conservation tree seedlings, and the deadline to order is fast approaching. Secure your favorite species and make a lasting impact on...Read more

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