Administered by the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Natural Resources Districts and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Fund provides state financial assistance to Nebraska landowners for the installation of approved soil and water conservation measures that improve water quality, conserve water, and help control erosion and sedimentation.
Each year, the LRNRD grants two scholarships, each worth $1,000, to eligible college students.
ACE (Adventure Camp about the Environment) SCHOLARSHIPS
Environmental camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Check out the Facebook page at Adventure Camp about the Environment.
RANGE CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS
NE Youth Range Camp for 14-18 year-olds.
Check out the Facebook page at Nebraska Youth Range Camp.
Corners For Wildlife gives landowners the option of enrolling in a program to help establish wildlife habitat on center pivot corners not capable of sustaining high yields when planted to row crops. Pivot corners already containing wildlife habitat are not eligible for the program as the object of the program is to establish new wildlife habitat.
Buffer strips are strips of grass and/or trees that slow water runoff, trap sediment and enhance water infiltration in the buffer itself. They also trap fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria, pathogens and heavy metals, minimizing the chances of these potential pollutants reaching surface or groundwater sources.
Water Jamboree, an educational fun day for fifth and sixth grade students, is a copperative effort provided by the Tri-Basin NRD, Lower Republican NRD, Nebraska Extension, Post Rock Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Water Jamboree will be held on two days (a Wednesday and Thursday) in late April. Activities are held both indoors and outdoors near the Harlan County Reservoir.
Link to Water Jamboree website: http://www.tribasinnrd.org/wj_index.html