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05/05/2014
Approximately 1,650 fifth graders from Douglas and Sarpy counties will participate in an environmental field day with a focus on water. "Water Works 2014" will be held on Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7. The program is being held at Schramm State Park and the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center in...Read more
05/05/2014
The largest of the local Natural Resources District's education programs, the Northwest Nebraska Conservation Festival for 5th grade students, will take place in Chadron at St. Patrick's Parish Center Tuesday, May 6. The UNWNRD expects approximately 260 students will participate and has made this...Read more
04/21/2014
The Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors issued a temporary 180-day stay on well drilling in District sub-areas at the April 17th Board Meeting. The stay is immediately in effect. Representatives from the Villages of Dwight and Brainard had expressed concern over the future viability of their...Read more
04/21/2014
During March-April 2014, the NRD measured 495 observation wells throughout the District and then averaged the data of all these wells. Observation wells are measured in the spring of each year, allowing the water table to rebound from the previous irrigation season.Read more
04/21/2014
There is no doubt in my mind that having living roots growing in the soil for extended periods of time is a key component to improving soil health. This is also the most challenging aspect of improving soil health in our semi-arid environment.Read more
04/17/2014
J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day, proposed to the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture "to set aside one day to plant trees, both forest and fruit." The State Board of Agriculture accepted this resolution in 1872 and the first "Arbor Day" was celebrated with more than 1,000,000 trees...Read more
04/17/2014
On April 17 & 18 (Thursday & Friday), from 3:00-5:00pm, the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District will be handing out 10,000 seedling trees to over 100 area school teachers and youth group leaders. The Serviceberry seedlings will then be given to students to take home for Arbor...Read more
04/14/2014
Hand plant trees previously ordered from the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District will be available for pick up at the Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Rushville on April 16 and in Alliance on April 17, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Trees will also be available for pick up on...Read more
04/11/2014
After just a few months of advertising, the vacancy on the Nemaha Natural Resources District board of directors was filled during their regular meeting Thursday, April 10. Jim Gerweck from Falls City applied for the opening that occurred following the resignation of Ted Godemann earlier this year...Read more
04/11/2014
During a regularly scheduled Board meeting held on April 8, the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District (UNWNRD) Board heard comments from local irrigators and elected to schedule a second Advisory Committee Meeting before implementing changes to its Ground Water Management Area (GWMA)...Read more

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