Lower Platte South
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protecting lives, protecting property, protecting the future

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Governor's Wellness Award

Weather Resources

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The summer 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,October 21, 2015, 7pm at the NRD office.


Scheduled Meetings


Ollie Students Tour NRD

Students from UNL's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute held class on October 2nd at the NRD office in Lincoln. They got a summary of NRD programs and projects and lots of NRD history from General Manager Glenn Johnson. Environmental Education Specialist McKenzie Barry told how the NRD is reaching out to secure the future of natural resources through its many school programs, and pictured, Stormwater/Floodplain Specialiist Kyle Hauschild takes the class on a tour of the NRD grounds.

Curiosity never retires!

Ollie Class

Fall Newsletter Coming Soon

Updates on NRD fixes from spring storms is one highlight of the NRD's fall issue of our "Know your NRD" newsletter. A new director, new trail and a new budget are also featured, along with other news on progress toward protecting our natural resources. Look for printed newsletters in the Lincoln Journal Star on October 14th and in the Ashland Gazette, Hickman Voice, Plattsmouth Journal and Waverly News that same week. OR, sign up to receive our electronic version earlier in October!

Cottontail to get Ramp Improvements

The NRD began drawing down its Cottontail Lake, one mile north of Martell on August 26th to accommodate planned boat ramp improvements by a contractor next month. The work will allow better use of the ramp during low-water periods. The lake will be drawn-down about four feet and the property and lake will remain open throughout the duration of the project, however, the boat ramp will not be usable after the draw-down. Cottontail is one of eight flood control lakes the NRD also manages for public recreation.

News Release

Cottontail Lake
Cottontail Lake