LPSNRD COVID-19/Meeting Announcements

LPSNRD COVID-19/Meeting Announcements

Following is a listing of procedural and facilities announcements due to health guidelines related to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The patience and understanding of the public as we follow local, state and federal COVID-19 health recommendations for maintaining the safety of the board, staff and the public is appreciated.

OFFICE OPERATIONS
The LPSNRD office, 3125 Portia Street, Lincoln, is now open to public walk-in traffic.  Staff continues to work in shifts at the office and at home, so if you need to meet with a specific staff member, please email them to make an appointment or phone the main office: 402-476-2729, weekdays, 8:00am to 4:30pm to check the staff member's availability.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO MEETINGS 
Beginning September 16, 2020, and until further notice, monthly LPSNRD Board of Directors meetings will be held at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 North 84th Street, in Lincoln.  The public is invited to attend these meetings in-person.  COVID-19 health recommendations will be observed.  No public teleconference will be offered.  Some subcommittee meetings are being held remotely.  Check listings below this paragraph for details.  Teleconference service, if available, can be accessed by phoning 1-866-740-1260 and entering the access code, 4762729.  Below is a listing of currently scheduled meetings and public options:

Platte River Subcommittee Meeting, Wednesday, September 2, 5:30 p.m, LPSNRD office, 3125 Portia St. Lincoln. The public is invited to attend the meeting in-person.  COVID-19 health recommendations will be observed.  No public teleconference will be offered.

Public Tax Request Hearing, Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 PM, LPSNRD Office, 3125 Portia Street, Lincoln.  The public is invited to attend the meeting in-person.  COVID-19 health recommendations will be observed.  No public teleconference will be offered.

Finance and Planning Subcommittee, Tuesday, September 8, 7:30 PM (immediately following the Public Tax Request Hearing), LPSNRD Office, 3125 Portia Street, Lincoln. The public is invited to attend the meeting in-person.  COVID-19 health recommendations will be observed.  No public teleconference will be offered.

Executive Subcommittee, Wednesday, September 9, 2:00 PM.  Virtual attendance only (see details above).

Water Resources Subcommittee, Wednesday, September 9, 5:30 PM.  Virtual attendance only (see details above).

Urban Subcommittee, Thursday, September 10, 5:30 PM.  Virtual attendance only (see details above).

Information & Education Subcommittee, Tuesday, September 15, 5:30 PM.  Virtual attendance only (see details above).

Water Resources Subcommittee, Wednesday, September 23. 5:30 PM.  Virtual attendance only (see details above).

Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 PM, Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N 84th St, Lincoln.  The public is invited to attend the meeting in-person.  COVID-19 health recommendations will be observed.  No public teleconference will be offered.


LPSNRD LAKES, TRAILS & WETLANDS
All LPSNRD lakes, trails and wetlands are open for daytime use.  All eight of our public use lakes, including Wildwood Lake, are open to overnight camping.  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, LPSNRD has removed all porta potties from public use areas, all vault toilets have been locked and all drinking fountains have been shut off.  These precautions will remain in effect until further notice to keep our staff and the public safe and healthy. 

WILDWOOD LAKE is owned by LPSNRD and managed as a wildlife management area by the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission.  Information about camping at these facilities, while observing COVID-19 health guidelines, is available at http://outdoornebraska.gov/healthinfo/.

Not related to COVID-19 is the closing of the second mile of our Oak Creek Trail, west of Valparaiso.
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