Questions about trees, erosion or flooding? Visit with your local natural resources district and other conservation organizations at the Natural Resources District Hub at Lot 39E during Husker Harvest Days.
Visitors can also pick up a free Colorado blue spruce tree seedling and native prairie grass seed packet at the Natural Resources District Hub. Prairie seed goes quickly, so make the NRD Hub your first stop.
The NRD Conservation Tree Program helps landowners plant hundreds of thousands of trees each year to benefit both people and animals. All 23 Nebraska NRDs administer tree planting programs to provide trees and shrubs for local landowners.
Each district varies, but possible services include planting, weed barrier installation or weed control, and drip irrigation.
The Water Well Standards Program by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will also be on-site to provide free water testing and screen for nitrates in minutes.
Private well owners should bring a cup-size sample of water in a clean container. If you forget your water sample, take-home test strips are also available.
1-stop conservation hub
Along with the NRDs, agriculture producers can meet various conservation agencies that offer conservation assistance, cost-share opportunities and agricultural programs all in the Natural Resources District Hub building.
A few of the organizations that will be present include:
- Nebraska Forest Service
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
- USDA Farm Service Agency
- Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
- Platte River Recovery Implementation Program
- Rainwater Basin Joint Venture
- Central Platte NRD’s Native Prairie and Pollination Awareness Program
Hall of Fame inductees
Join the Natural Resources Districts to hear about the 2019 NRD Hall of Fame inductees. The press conference will kick off in the Husker Harvest Days Hospitality Tent at 2 p.m. Sept. 11. The public and media are invited to attend.
Annually, the Natural Resources Districts announce three outstanding individuals to induct into the NRD Hall of Fame. These individuals have made significant contributions to protect the state’s natural resources.
Hall of Fame categories include:
- Natural Resources District Board Member
- Natural Resources District Employee
- Natural Resources District Supporter
Current NRD managers and Nebraska Association of Resources Districts directors vote for nominated candidates. NRD Hall of Fame inductees are also formally honored at the 2019 Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Annual Conference on Sept. 23-24.