NUCOR STEEL SPEAKS TO RC&D COUNCIL
The regular order of business included a report on the recent Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste events. Citizens brought in 2.9 tons of a variety of hazardous waste and approximately 4.5 tons of obsolete electronics. One hundred and fifteen households from around the region were served with these events. Partial funding was provided from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, host communities, Cedar County, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and the Northeast Nebraska RC&D.
The Passport to Heritage Program had a much better following this year than last. Eleven museums were included and there were three cash prize winners, one of whom visited all of the participating museums.
Plainview’s Farmers Market will continue into October, perhaps even close to the end of the month. It’s being held each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the RC&D office parking lot. Turnout has been good and shoppers are enjoying having access to fresh vegetables and homemade baked goods.
The History & Heritage Tour of Knox County was held last week and the evaluations from the day indicate that these types of educational events are really enjoyable and should continue. Many good suggestions were made for other sites to include in the next one.
The RC&D Council looks forward to continuing service to citizens through projects that will make life better for people in Antelope, Cedar, Dixon, Knox, Pierce, and Wayne counties.