Weed Management Area Awarded a Grant
The Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District is a major partner in this project and is providing $5,000 in matching funds. Their wanted to assist in this way because noxious and invasive weeds can clog waterways, utilize nutrients and water that other plants need, they can reduce property values if not managed properly, and are detrimental to the natural resources. This project will also help to educate residents within the basin about plant identification and provide assistance in mapping and controlling or eradicating these undesirable species.
Grant funding is coming from monies provided through LB1038, the 2016 Riparian Vegetation Management Grant program. The goals of this program are to provide funds to weed management programs in Nebraska, promote collaborative efforts to survey and manage noxious and invasive weeds, support innovative integrated approaches to weed management, and to build public awareness of the adverse impacts of noxious weeds and invasive plants and the need for proactive control.
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.