North Central RC&D to host State Meeting
Monday, 22 September 2014 08:52
Contrary to what some might believe, the RC&Ds are still alive in the state of Nebraska! There are currently eleven Resource Conservation and Development Districts in the state. These districts are no longer federally funded, but continue to thrive through memberships, donations, and grants, to foster and procure projects in their districts that meet the needs of the individual communities and counties.
The North Central Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development is a unique program that is led by a volunteer council comprised of people from within the six county region – Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, and Rock. The council helps to care for and protect the natural resources in a way that improves the local economy, environment and living standards. Their building, located in Bassett, is Council owned and they maintain a 501c3 nonprofit status. RC&D is a way for people to work together to plan and carry out activities that will make their area a better place to live.
The North Central RC&D council will host the Nebraska RC&D State Association Meeting in Bassett on September 28th and 29th. The two day event begins with a tour and dinner at Outback Adventures, a division of Nolles Cattle Company. While there, we will enjoy a wonderful meal and will be viewing a beef cutting demonstration by Dennis Bauer, KBR Extension Agent. Monday morning will begin with a Round Table discussion of the role of the RC&D districts in today’s world and then end with the Nebraska State RC&D Association meeting. Representatives of all districts are hoped to be in attendance.
Anyone interested in the RC&D Councils is welcome to attend. For registration information please contact Lou Ann at 402-684-3346 or 402-340-8011.
River Appreciation Day
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 16:03
The Niobrara River Outfitters Association will be sponsoring their annual River Appreciation Day on Sunday September 21st. NRO Members will be offering to the public a free float trip for those wanting to spend an afternoon on the Niobrara National Scenic River east of Valentine during which time the outfitters will be conducting their annual Fall River Cleanup. Everyone will meet at their takeout points at 1pm for transportation to their starting points. Call one of the NRO members for more details on preferred segments and vessel types (canoes or kayaks) by Friday September 19th.
Cornell Bridge to Berry Bridge: Graham Canoe Outfitters 402-376-3708
Brewer Bridge to Wildcat Camp: Prairie River Outfitters 402-376-1887
Rocky Ford to Rock Barn: Dryland Aquatics 402-376-3119
Rock Barn to Norden Bridge: Rock Barn Outfitters 402-376-1764