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02/26/2021
NORFOLK, Nebraska -- There is a serious issue plaguing northeast Nebraska. The problem is nitrates in our groundwater. What can we do to rectify it? The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) works with the citizens across their 15-county district to effectively conserve, develop, and...Read more
02/26/2021
GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- On Feb. 25, the Central Platte Natural Resources District’s (CPNRD) board of directors selected Downey Drilling to construct 12 dedicated monitoring wells in Buffalo and southern Hall counties in the amount of $27,546.42. CPNRD staff measures 450-500 wells throughout the...Read more
02/22/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South NRD (LPSNRD) Board of Directors heard a report from LRE Water of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on LRE’s review of a groundwater modeling study completed for the Monolith plant near Hallam, Nebraska. Monolith has applied to LPSNRD for a groundwater well permit...Read more
02/05/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at 10 a.m. The meeting is hosted by the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. There is a...Read more
02/05/2021
Producers from the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District earned top awards in the 2020 Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) program in the sprinkler sorghum and subsurface drip irrigated (SDI) corn competitions. Scott Jewett, of Holdrege, won the award for Highest Input Use Efficiency and Marc...Read more
02/02/2021
STANTON, Nebraska -- A Local Working Group that provides advice on the priorities for many U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs will meet Feb. 11, 2021, from 5:30-7p.m. via Zoom. Zoom Meeting Link can be found below and via the Lower Elkhorn NRD’s website: Connect to Zoom For audio...Read more
02/01/2021
NORFOLK, Nebraska – No matter where you live in Nebraska, you’re never far from a public outdoor recreation area. Many of these recreational opportunities, such as trails, lakes, parks, and wildlife areas, are built and maintained by Natural Resources Districts (NRDs). One of the 12...Read more
01/29/2021
LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill a Board seat, following the resignation of Subdistrict 10 Director Karen Amen. Applicants must be a resident of Subdistrict 10 and they must be a registered voter...Read more
01/22/2021
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- The Cedar Knox Rural Water Project (CKRWP) Advisory Committee provides a $500 scholarship to a high school senior in memoriam of Galen Jueden. Galen was a dedicated employee who was fully committed to the customers and staff of CKRWP. He was a valuable asset and his...Read more
01/22/2021
HARTINGTON, Nebraska -- The 2021 tree planting season is just around the corner and the time is now to plan your windbreak or conservation tree planting. The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) will be taking orders for conservation trees from now until April 1, 2021, for spring...Read more

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NARD News
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
01/30/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) collectively signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Jan. 28. This agreement is a renewal of a long-standing commitment between the NRDs and NRCS that...Read more
01/23/2020
LINCOLN, Nebraska – In preparation for another legislative session, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts host their annual Legislative Conference to highlight partnerships and discuss natural resources policy at the Lincoln Embassy Suites Jan. 28-29. The two-day conference brings...Read more
12/09/2019
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Earthworms, tree roots and rabbit burrows were artfully crafted by young Nebraskans throughout the year turning blank paper into award-winning posters. Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts recognize students from Kindergarten to 12th grade, who competed in the annual “Life in...Read more

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