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

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Governor's Wellness Award

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The NRD is seeking bids from contractors on rehabilitations at two Upper Salt Creek Watershed dams. Learn More

The fall 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,December 16, 2015, 2pm at the NRD office.


Scheduled Meetings


Ordering Now - Seedling Trees!

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We've started taking orders for seedling trees and shrubs to be delivered next April, under our Conservation Forestry program. The approximately 30 varieties are specially selected for windbreaks and wildlife habitat, but are suitable for many more uses, too. The ordering deadline is March 25, 2016. Orders will be delivered to our custom tree cooler in early or mid-April, then stored there until you're ready to plant. Each species is sold in bundles of 25 and there are also pre-assembled acreage packages of 50 plants bundled in groups of ten.

Learn more and find links to an order form, apps and printed materials HERE!



Bees, Farmers, Environment All Win

The NRD is offering one-time incentive payments to landowners who enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program during the sign-up period that begins December first. Larger incentives will go to participants who choose to plant seed mixes that benefit the declining bee population.

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Digital Recreation

Changes have been made recently to the Recreation section of our website. We hope users find these changes more convenient for learning information about our lakes, trails and wetland areas that are open for public use. Check it out HERE!

Winter Board Meeting Hours

The NRD Board of Directors meets on Wednesday afternoons in the winter. Starting in December and continuing through March, board meetings begin at 2:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month at the NRD office, 3125 Portia Street in Lincoln. The public is always welcome to attend.

Stories Site Details NRD History

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Nebraska's NRD system is unique among the 50 states and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute, the Nebraska Association of Natural Resources Districts, the Nebraska State Historical Society and several dedicated former and current stewards of Nebraska’s Natural Resources have combined efforts to document NRD history in a series of video interviews. Learn much from these personal accounts about how our protection of lives, property and the future came about. Several interviews feature people from LPSNRD you may know!

NRD Stories