PRAIRIE CHICKEN & PRAIRIE STREAM TOUR SET FOR APRIL 14
Mark your calendars! The Northeast Nebraska RC&D Council will be hosting a Prairie Chicken and Prairie Stream tour on Friday, April 14th. The tour will begin at 5:45 in the morning in Verdigre, NE. The cost of the tour will be $25 per person and includes transportation, breakfast, knowledgeable expert guides, and more! For more information contact the RC&D Office at 402-582-4866.
PROJECTS UPDATE AT MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING
The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council held their recent meeting in Winside at the public library. After a soup supper provided by the Winside RC&D Board members Jim Rabe, President opened the meeting. There was a general discussion on fundraising opportunities and ideas for enticing more visitors into the RC&D office.
Three new projects were accepted which include doing a Pollinator Tour on June 20th, a Prairie Chicken Tour in March or early April, and an Outlaw Trail Quiltway Bus Tour during that event in October. More information will be available as soon as definite plans are completed for each of these projects.
The RC&D is again going to be able to continue their popular recycling and collection events for electronics and Household Hazardous waste thanks to a third-year grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Dates and locations will be announced when hosting communities have been selected.
The Heritage Museum Network, a local group of small museums, will have their spring meeting starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 1st in Hartington at the Cedar County Historical Museum. Following a tour there the group will move to the Cobblestone Motel for lunch and meeting. All are welcome to attend. The Museum Passport Program is being continued again this year with eleven participating museums.
The RC&D Council gave out 45 radon test kits during January and February in cooperation with North Central District Health Department (NCDHD). The kits have all been distributed.
The RC&D Council looks forward to continuing their service to citizens through projects that will make life better for people in Antelope, Cedar, Dixon, Knox, Pierce, and Wayne counties.