October 25th, 2017

PASSPORT TO HERITAGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Eleven area museums participated in Northeast Nebraska’s Passport to Heritage program this summer. Tourist visiting these museums were given Passport Booklets and would receive a stamp from each of the museums they visited. People who visited all 11 museums were entered into a drawing for $300; people who visited 9 or more museums were entered into a drawing for $150; and people who visited 5 or more museums were entered into a drawing for $75.
Cindy Howey of Hartington won first prize of $300. Lois Moser of Plainview won the second place prize of $150. Angela Blattert of Wakefield won the third place prize of $75.
Checks were presented to the Passport winners. In the photos below (left to right): RC&D Council Member, Maurice Ketter presents a check for $300 to Cindy Howey of Hartington; RC&D Vice-President, Dennis Wacker presents a check for $150 to Lois Moser of Plainview; RC&D Financial Manager, Dick Haskin presents a check for $75 to Angela B..

October 16th, 2017

CEDAR REMOVAL DEMONSTRATION TO BE HELD
Come watch a demonstration of cedar removal from pastureland on Thursday, October 19th; 8am to 11am at 86951 519 Ave,; Royal, NE. Cedar trees removed with only mulch left behind. Demonstration is free and open to the public. Re-claim pastureland from invasive cedars.

September 27th, 2017

NUCOR STEEL SPEAKS TO RC&D COUNCIL
Roy Srymanske and Mary May Aschoff of Nucor Steel’s Environmental Division, Norfolk, presented information to the Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council at their recent meeting. Nucor uses electricity to melt steel and they are the largest user of electricity in the state of Nebraska. They are also the largest recycler of scrap metal in North America which comes to them from five or six states. Nucor takes pride in their environmental leadership through their presence, regulatory compliance, involvement in the local community, and their dedication of always striving to find ways to improve how they care for the environment.
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 w..

August 30th, 2017

HERITAGE & HISTORY TOUR OF KNOX COUNTY SEPT. 22ND
REGISTRATION ENDED TODAY AND TOUR IS FULL!!
Come join us for a one-day motorcoach tour of rural Knox County and tour historic churches, see Jules Sandoz log cabin, enjoy an Amish lunch at a rural Amish Schoolhouse, visit Monowi and Pischelville, and learn all about the history of Knox County from historian Judy Carlson. This Heritage and History Tour is Friday, September 25th. The bus departs Jerry's Hilltop at 7:30am and departs the Creighton Library at 8:30am.
This tour has received the official Nebraska Statehood 150 designation and is funded in part by a grant from the Knox County Visitors Committee and Norfolk Area Home Realty.
Registration Ended. Tour is Full!

August 28th, 2017

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE & E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENTS

The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council along with the communities of Niobrara, Hartington, Osmond and Neligh are hosting Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Recycling events on September 8th and 9th. Additional support is being provided by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Cedar County. The project is also funded in part by a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. These collection events are for households only, no businesses.
Participants will be asked for $10 per vehicle plus $10 for each TV to help with the cost of the project. Times and locations are as follows:
Friday, September 8th, 2017: 1 – 3 p.m. in Niobrara at the Ponca Tribal Headquarters and 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Hartington at the Transfer Station/Recycling Center
Saturday, September 9th, 2017: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. in Osmond at the South Osmond area by the Dump Grounds and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Neligh at their Transfer Station/R..