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11/24/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill a Board seat following the passing of Subdistrict 3 Director Mike DeKalb. Applicants must be a resident of Subdistrict 3 and they must be a registered voter. Subdistrict 3...Read more
11/19/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved $2.56 million in grant funding for the Deadmans Run Flood Reduction Project Nov. 18, 2020. The money completes a grant announced in 2019 from the Nebraska Water Sustainability Fund, which is...Read more
11/13/2020
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – Nebraska has a proud history of planting trees. Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) help landowners plant more than a million conservation trees each year. Since 1972, the Central Platte NRD has sold more than 3.7 million trees. Conservation trees benefit both...Read more
11/06/2020
What drives soil health? What are the costs and benefits of improving your soil? These questions and more will be explored at the upcoming Project GROW Winter Workshop, in York Dec. 3. The third annual Winter Workshop will feature Dr. Jill Clapperton, owner and principal scientist at Rhizoterra,...Read more
11/05/2020
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Twin Platte Natural Resources District (TPNRD) received a $249,990 grant from the Nebraska Water Sustainability Fund to help fund the TPNRD Advanced Aquifer Monitoring System. This new system will use 135 sites currently measured for groundwater levels (73 existing...Read more
11/03/2020
RANDOLPH, Nebraska – The City of Randolph will break ground this week on a flood control project that has been in the making for 18 years. The groundbreaking ceremony will be Friday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. near the city’s RV parking area, west of Sholes Road and east of Nebraska Street. Representatives...Read more
10/30/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Students and instructors from 32 Nebraska FFA chapters met in McCool Junction to compete in State Land Judging Oct. 28. The Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District (NRD) partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to host the annual competition. To...Read more
10/26/2020
NORFOLK, Nebraska – At their October meeting, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board of Directors approved a motion to direct staff to begin the formal process for consideration of a Phase 2 Groundwater Management Area in portions of Cuming, Colfax, and Dodge counties for...Read more
10/23/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors awarded construction contracts for three new projects when it met Oct. 21, 2020. A project to repair a weir on Oak Creek, near 14th Street and Saunders Avenue (Lincoln), is the largest of the three...Read more
10/16/2020
AUBURN, Nebraska – A warm, sunny day greeted the 208 FFA students who competed at the annual Southeast Area Land Judging Contest. Held every fall, the 2020 contest took place on Oct. 7, 2020, east of Auburn, Nebraska. The contest was sponsored by the Nemaha Natural Resources District with...Read more

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07/20/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provided more than $4.5 million in funding to five of Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) for Watershed Flood Prevention and Operations. The funding will be directed toward developing watershed plans in the Central...Read more
06/11/2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced that Nebraska will be the host of the 2021 NCF-Envirothon slated for July 25-31, 2021. Nebraska was set to host the 2020 NCF-Envirothon competition, but due to...Read more
06/01/2020
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 31, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts' (NARD) offices, located on the second floor of the Universal-Inland Insurance building, were burned during the Black Lives Matter protests. NARD leadership is searching for temporary office space and...Read more
05/13/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – This Arbor Day weekend, Nebraska’s youth participated in a Tree-A-Thon and collectively planted more than 12,700 trees in more than 60 communities across the state. From Alliance to Omaha, youth worked with their local Natural Resources Districts (NRD), afterschool providers,...Read more
04/03/2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) announced the cancellation of the 2020 NCF-Envirothon to protect the health and safety of the general public and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The annual event was...Read more
03/30/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Due to continued restrictions from COVID-19, the Nebraska State Envirothon scheduled for April 29 is cancelled. Governor Pete Ricketts issued a Direct Health Measure that imposes an enforceable limit on public gatherings. In addition, high school teams that qualified for state...Read more
03/16/2020
On Monday, March 16, Beyond School Bells, Nebraska’s statewide afterschool and summer learning network announced its statewide challenge for youth and their communities across the state to collectively plant over 20,000 trees in 2020, starting on Arbor Day weekend, April 24-26. Beyond School Bells...Read more
03/16/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The voting members of the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Board of Directors elected new officers during their board meeting March 9, 2020. The NARD Board consists of representation from each of the Nebraska’s 23 Natural Resources Districts (NRDs). The board...Read more
03/13/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Between Feb. 5 and March 10, Nebraska high school students competed around the state at regional Envirothon competitions demonstrating natural resources knowledge by measuring trees, identifying animal pelts and plotting maps. The winning teams from each regional Envirothon...Read more
02/13/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – It’s application time for one of the biggest youth agriculture outreach events in the state—the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI). NAYI brings together high school juniors and seniors to learn more about Nebraska agriculture, network with agriculture leaders and...Read more

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