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..

August 15th, 2017

GRANTS RECEIVED FOR HERITAGE AND HISTORY TOUR
The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council recently received a Norfolk Area Home Realty grant of $150 from Steve Osborn, Broker, Owner, and Salesman. The company has been providing funds monthly to local non-profits that are supporting Nebraska’s 150th Sesquicentennial. The funds will be used for the “Heritage and History Tour of Knox County” coming up on Friday, September 22nd.
The Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission has approved this tour as a Signature Event of the 2017 Sesquicentennial. This event fits perfectly with the mission of the Commission they said and are excited to add it to the Nebraska 150 Celebration.
Earlier this year the RC&D received a $500 grant from the Knox County Visitor’s Committee to help with marketing the tour. Watch for more information on the details of the tour.
In the photo: Leonard Janovec and Bob Huntley, board members serving on the Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservati..

July 20th, 2017

Northeast Nebraska Weed Management Receives Award
The Northeast Nebraska Weed Management Area (NNWMA) received a Missouri National Recreational River Partnership Award for 2016 from the National Park Service as a result of their work to control noxious weeds in and along the Missouri River. Brian Korman, Lead Biological Technician, presented the award at the NNWMA’s meeting on July 18th. He stated “With all the work this group does on the river you’re definitely deserving of this award.”
The NNWMA covers an eight county area of 4,610,212 acres on private, public, and tribal land whose northern boundary is the Missouri National Recreation River, a component of the National Park and Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Partners agree on the scope of the issues and attack them with a focused/targeted approach.
Priority noxious and invasive weed species found along the Missouri River include Purple Loosestrife, Salt cedar, Canada thistle and Phragmites.
The NNWMA group was formed in 1995 as a ..