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05/24/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska -- On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the Lower Big Blue NRD, and Swan 5 Advisory Council hosted the 20th 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
05/19/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors endorsed a new phase of a water management plan for much of eastern Nebraska, that impacts Platte River flows, when it met May 18th. The Lower Platte River Basin Coalition (Coalition), voted in April...Read more
05/12/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - Soil is the Skin of the World is just one activity that will focus on soil health and it’s affects on water quality at the 2022 Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival on Tuesday, May 17th. USDA/NRCS State Soil Scientist, Aaron Hird, said his activity will allow students...Read more
05/09/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska – It wasn’t that long ago when drought conditions plagued this area and caused water conflicts to arise. As the current drought intensifies, we could find ourselves back in some of those same situations. The total precipitation for the Norfolk area shows that the last few months...Read more
05/06/2022
WAHOO, Nebraska – Over 200 fifth and sixth graders explored the outdoors during a moderately calm and cool spring day at the lake. On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District (NRD) held their 31st annual Spring Conservation Sensation at the Lake Wanahoo NRD...Read more
05/04/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska - In response to much needed rain across the district, the temporary burn ban put in place April 25, 2022, at all Lower Big Blue NRD areas has been lifted. Areas impacted are: Wolf Wildcat WMA Bear Lake WMA Leisure Lake WMA Walnut Creek Recreation Area Cub Creek Recreation Area...Read more
05/03/2022
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska – John Petersen, JEO Project Manager, gave updates on the Elm/Turkey Creek and Lower Wood River watershed design plans at the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (NRD) Board of Directors meeting on Thursday. In 2021, Central Platte NRD received Watershed Flood...Read more
04/25/2022
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Effective immediately, April 25, 2022, all campfires or burning of any kind is prohibited at all Lower Big Blue NRD recreation areas. This ban is being issued at the request of our local volunteer fire departments due to high fire danger across the district. The fire ban...Read more
04/22/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – On April 20, the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors approved cost-share funding to help the Village of Davey take an extra precautionary step in decommissioning one of its wells. Davey officials sought cost-sharing for an “advanced well...Read more
04/19/2022
NORFOLK, Nebraska - Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are a unique form of local government when compared to other parts of the nation, as Nebraska is the only state that addresses natural resource management concerns using this political structure. Given the fact that NRDs are granted...Read more

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02/07/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) have worked hand-in-hand with conservation partners to support landowners for 50 years to accomplish the mission of protecting lives, property and the future. NRDs deliver several state and federal programs including many projects...Read more
01/18/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts will host their annual Legislative Conference to highlight partnerships and recognize 50 years of natural resources policy at the Lincoln Embassy Suites Jan. 25-26, 2022. The two-day conference brings together Natural Resources Districts (...Read more
01/04/2022
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Throughout 2022, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) will celebrate 50 years of protecting lives, property and the future. During the next 12 months, the NRDs will commemorate breakthroughs and achievements in conservation. “In the past 50 years, NRDs have adapted...Read more
12/20/2021
Have you ever wondered if the water you are drinking is safe? Who studies the impacts of contaminates on my health? These are questions commonly asked throughout the state especially when there are stories continually discussing contaminates in the water we drink. The “Public Health and Water...Read more
12/17/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Executive Travel has announced a partnership with Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) to plant 1 million trees over the next five years through the ETGreen campaign, starting with 50,000 trees in 2022. ETGreen was launched in September 2021 and is designed to help...Read more
11/29/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Leaves, branches and wildlife were artfully crafted by young Nebraskans throughout the year turning blank paper into award-winning posters. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognize students from kindergarten to 12th grade, who competed in the annual “Healthy...Read more
11/15/2021
BRADSHAW, Nebraska -- Gary Eberle has a different relationship with trees on his property than most Nebraska farmers. Far from seeing them as a nuisance on a fence line or useful only in a windbreak, Eberle and his wife, Nancy, have cultivated a modest agroforestry business using trees purchased in...Read more
10/26/2021
Press Release from the Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service Oct. 25, 2021. LINCOLN, Nebraska – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has funding available to assist landowners in source water protection priority areas to install conservation practices. Interested landowners...Read more
09/20/2021
Hall of Fame and Conservation Award Winners Recognized for Success LINCOLN, Nebraska – Natural resources stakeholders and experts will be in Kearney for the annual Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) Conference at the Younes Conference Center Sept. 26-28. The conference brings together NRD...Read more
09/16/2021
LINCOLN, Neb. – During Husker Harvest Days Sept. 15, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) recognized four individuals, who will be inducted into the NRD Hall of Fame later this month. “Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts’ projects involve many dedicated individuals working to make the...Read more

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