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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, April 22, 2015, one week later than normal, 7pm at the NRD office.

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Red Cedar Gets Renovation

The NRD's Red Cedar Lake, six miles north and two miles west of Valparaiso, is being drawn-down in preparation for construction of a new boat ramp and fishery improvements. The lake level will be kept down until next spring, when the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission will re-stock it with game fish.

Starting May 1st, 2015, length limits on all fish at Red Cedar have been suspended. Daily bag limits will be enforced.

Learn More About the Red Cedar Fish Salvage!

Red Cedar Lake

Board Applicant Deadline Extended

The NRD Board has a vacancy in Subdistrict 5. Applications are being taken from persons interested in being appointed to serve through December, 2016. The appointee could run for the Board seat in the 2016 Primary and General elections to complete the current four-year term. Applicants must be a registered voter and reside within Subdistrict 5. The subdistrict includes downtown Lincoln, the North Bottoms neighborhood, Capital Beach & West "O" Street and an area between "A" & "O" Streets from 33rd Street west to approximately Homestead Expressway. A detailed map is available here. Letters of application and qualifications must be received by May 8, 2015 at the Lower Platte South NRD, 3125 Portia Street, P.O.Box 83581, Lincoln, NE, 68501-3581. For more information, contact the NRD.

Board Proclaims Year of Soil

2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the United Nations General Assembly and the NRD Board also formally recognized the benefits of soil conservation when it met April 22nd:

Proclamation of 2015 as the Year of Soil
Lower Platte South NRD Board April 22, 2015

Whereas the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) supports the conservation of soil. And whereas the LPSNRD recognizes the importance of soil for growing crops, for the recharge of aquifers, for maintaining water quality, for water storage and the development of urban landscapes.
Therefor the LPSNRD wishes to recognize that 2015 has been designated the year of soil and recognized as such by the Soil Science Society of America. The LPSNRD wishes to declare 2015 the year of soil and to promote the wise use of soil along with the reduction in soil erosion by encouraging all land managers to adopt good soil conservation practices.

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Charles L. Warner Equestrian Trail

The Horse Trails Committee of the Nebraska Horse Council spent part of a recent weekend preparing the Charles L. Warner Equestrian Trail for the 2015 season. The committee helped establish the equestrian trail, which parallels the main MoPac East Trail between Lincoln and Wabash. They also helped create an equestrian trail in the Oak Creek Trail corridor, between Valparaiso and Brainard. NRD trails are open year-round, with the exception of the Oak Creek Trail being closed part of each November, during firearm deer hunting season.

Dwight, Valparaiso, Brainard: Click a Map, Find Water!

Results of a 2013 aerial electromagnetic survey (AEM) in the Dwight-Valparaiso-Brainard area are now available. Landowners can learn basic aquifer information about any point in the project area by following the instructions at the link below and clicking on a map! The link also includes instructions for seeing written information.

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Helicopter AEM