Lower Platte South
Natural Resources District
protecting lives, protecting property, protecting the future

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Governor's Wellness Award

Weather Resources

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Lower Platte River Consortium-The NRD is a partner in finding ways to support sustainable public water systems.


A new set of Ground Water Rules and Regulations has been adopted by the NRD Board and will take effect on January 1, 2017.

The spring edition of our "Know Your NRD" newsletter is now available! Sign up to have newsletter links e-mailed to you!

Next NRD Board Meeting:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 2pm at the NRD office. Public is encouraged to attend.

Board Meetings

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Scheduled Meetings


Order Seedlings Online!
Buy windbreak and habitat trees for under a dollar each!

The NRD is taking bulk orders for bare root seedling trees and shrubs. Order now and you'll get them just in time for planting next April. Each year Nebraska's NRDs sell more than a million trees to private landowners, AND we combine orders to get a great price. Most of our tree and shrub seedlings come from Halsey, Nebraska.

Order Online

Brochure and Order Form

Check out our new instructional video on our YouTube page about how to plant your seedlings, HERE.

Seedling Bundle

Windbreak Workshop
Our annual Windbreak Workshop is Friday morning, March 3, 2017, from 9 until noon at the NRD. Foresters from the NRD and the NE Forest Service will provide information on tree planting, windbreak renovation and pest and disease problems. Questions will be invited. The public is encouraged to attend.

Red Cedar Entrance Closed

The west entrance to Red Cedar Lake, six miles north and two miles west of Valparaiso, will be closed while a contractor completes construction of a new boat ramp. Work was expected to begin the week of February 6th. The work is part of a game funds grant to the NRD from the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission. Game and Parks also plans to use other funds to re-stock the lake with adult bass and bluegill in time for spring spawning. Channel catfish will be stocked later this year.

Red Cedar LakeFlocks of crows and sometimes a few eagles have been seen this winter foraging for fish in the ice at Red Cedar Lake. The lake level was dropped to allow construction of a new boat ramp.

5K, Fun Run & Kids Dash

The Lower Platte South is hosting this spring's "NRD 5K/1 Mile Fun Run & Kid's Dash," Saturday, April 1st. The run, which is rotated between Nebraska's NRDs each year, benefits the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Foundation's efforts to provide scholarships and internships to students studying natural resource-related fields. Early registration ends March 15th.

Learn More & Register