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Lewis & Clark NRD monthly Board of Directors meeting

Board of Directors meeting

June 3, 2019

The regular monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held on the 20th day of June, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lewis & Clark NRD Office, Hartington, Nebraska. A current agenda is on file at the District Office. This meeting is open to the public.

Open House about Water Quality to be Held

Open House about Water Quality to be Held

June 3, 2019

 

The Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) is hosting an Open House on May 28th in Wynot to review and receive public input on a Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) being developed to protect and improve the surface and ground water quality in the district. The primary goal of the WQMP is to improve water... Read More

Spring 2019 Well Measuring Results

Spring 2019 Well Measuring Results

June 3, 2019

The static water levels of 30 irrigation wells located throughout the Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) are measured in the spring and fall each year. Groundwater levels measured this spring indicate that the levels have increased in nearly all the wells monitored. Of the 30 wells measured, 29 showed increased groundwater... Read More

Chemigation Reminder

Chemigation Reminder

May 29, 2019

All chemigation permits that are up for renewal are due June 1,2019. All permits received after June 1st, will be considered new permits. 

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

May 21, 2019

Our office will be Closed on May 27th in honor of Memorial Day. 

Chemigation Reminder

Chemigation Reminder

May 21, 2019

Chemigation is an efficient method of fertilizer and pesticide application for crops.  If you plan to use irrigation for the application of fertilizer and/or pesticide the Nebraska Chemigation Act requires that you have a Chemigation Permit.  Irrigation systems that had permits in 2018 are eligible to renew the permit at a cost of $20.00 each... Read More

BGMA receives grant form Nebraska Environmental Trust

Bazile Groundwater Management Area Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

May 15, 2019

The Bazile Groundwater Management Area (BGMA) will receive $228,500 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Development of Research and Demonstration Sites in the BGMA for Groundwater Nitrate Reduction” project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 4, 2019 in Lincoln. This is the first year of award... Read More

Open House about Water Quality to be Held

Open House about Water Quality to be Held

May 15, 2019

 

The Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) is hosting an Open House on May 28th in Wynot to review and receive public input on a Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) being developed to protect and improve the surface and ground water quality in the district. The primary goal of the WQMP is to improve water... Read More

LCNRD Reminds You To Test Your Wells

LCNRD Reminds You To Test Your Wells

May 15, 2019

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District  (LCNRD) recommend well owners test their well water used for drinking water at least annually for bacteria, nitrates, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if any of the following occur:

 

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LCNRD Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust

April 29, 2019

 

Lincoln, NE - April 4, 2019 - Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District announced today that it will receive $75,100 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the "Investigation of Groundwater for the Lewis and Clark NRD and Cedar Knox Rural Water Project" project. The Trust Board announced funding for the... Read More

2019 Patefield-Green Scholarship Recipients Announced

2019 Patefield-Green Scholarship Recipients Announced

April 26, 2019

The Lewis and Clark NRD has selected two outstanding seniors to receive Patefield-Green Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 each. College scholarship funds are awarded by the Natural Resources District to graduates who intend to pursue agricultural related careers. The Lewis and Clark NRD encourages these students to consider returning to the area... Read More

Permits Required for Chemical Application through Irrigation Systems

Permits Required for Chemical Application through Irrigation Systems

April 26, 2019

Chemigation is the application of any chemical (fertilizer, pesticide, herbicides, or fungicide) through an irrigation system. If a producer intends to inject nitrogen fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides through an irrigation system, a Chemigation Permit is required from the local NRD prior to such application.

 

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NRD Promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Soil and Water Stewardship Week

April 26, 2019

   

NRD PROMOTES SOIL AND WATER STEWARDSHIP WEEK

 

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) would like to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 63rd year of Stewardship Week April 28 – May 5... Read More

LCNRD Is Offering Water Testing At No Cost

LCNRD Is Offering Water Testing At No Charge

April 1, 2019
Flooding can contaminate private wells

Test Domestic Wells

March 27, 2019

Flooding can contaminate private wells

 

Recent flood conditions can pose threats to the quality of private water supplies. Flooded private water wells or wells suspected of being impacted by flooding may need to be tested to ensure they are safe according to the Nebraska Department of Health and... Read More

Lewis & Clark NRD Encourages Producers to Use Best Management Practices When Applying Fertilizer

Lewis & Clark NRD Encourages Producers to Use Best Management Practices When Applying Fertilizer

March 27, 2019

With warmer weather approaching many farmers across the state are preparing for spring field work.  For some that means tilling and fertilizing fields. When applying fertilizer, knowing what remains in the soil from last year could save time and money.  If you will be planting corn, sampling for soil nutrient content, especially nitrogen, is... Read More

Natural Resources Camp for Middle Schoolers

Natural Resources Camp for Middle Schoolers

March 26, 2019

Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) are asking all interested students to sign up today for the annual Adventure Camp about the Environment (ACE).  ACE is for middle school students who have completed sixth, seventh and eighth grades in the 2018-2019 school year and are interested in having fun and learning about Nebraska Natural... Read More

National Groundwater Awareness

National Groundwater Awareness

March 26, 2019

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) sponsors National Groundwater Awareness across the United States. National Groundwater Awareness is a national movement designed to increase public knowledge about groundwater and groundwater well stewardship. Anyone can get involved in the protection and conservation of Nebraska’s greatest natural... Read More

Cover Crop Program Available Through LCNRD

Cover Crop Program Available Through LCNRD

March 26, 2019

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) offers a cost-share program for residents in the three-county area of Knox, Cedar, and Dixon.  The Cover Crop Program offers an incentive payment of up to 50% of the establishment cost to help protect soil resources over the winter months and to provide additional organic matter for spring... Read More

Rescheduling of Meeting

Rescheduling of Meeting

March 13, 2019

The Cedar Knox Rural Water Project has cancelled their Advisory Committee meeting for Thursday, the 14th day of March 2019 and rescheduled the meeting for Tuesday March 19th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District office located at 608 N. Robinson Ave., Hartington, NE.    A current agenda is... Read More

Still Time to Order Conservation Tree Seedlings

Still Time to Order Conservation Tree Seedlings

March 5, 2019

There is still time to order your seedling trees for the spring 2019 conservation tree planting season.  The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) will continue taking orders for tree seedlings through March 31st.  The trees come in bundles of twenty-five and the price per tree is $1.00 + sales tax.

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Funds Available to Establish Buffer Strips

Funds Available to Establish Buffer Strips

March 5, 2019

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has funding available through the Nebraska Buffer Strip Program to assist landowners in establishing buffer strips.  Buffers provide an area to slow down water from rain events allowing suspended sediment and chemicals to drop out before reaching surface water bodies.  Landowners are paid to enroll... Read More

Scholarship Due March 1,2019

Reminder-Scholarships Available to Area Seniors

February 28, 2019

Applications for the Patefield-Green Memorial Scholarships offered by the Lewis and Clark NRD must be received at the NRD office by March 1, 2019. The Patefield – Green Memorial Scholarship is available to students who intend to pursue an agricultural related career, plan to return to the area, and help local communities to conserve and protect... Read More

Chemigation Applicator Training 2019

Chemigation Applicator Training 2019

February 28, 2019

The Nebraska Chemigation Act was passed in 1987 to help ensure ground and surface waters of the state would not be contaminated by backflow of chemicals from irrigation water application systems used to apply crop nutrients and pesticides (chemigation). The law requires producers who plan to apply fertilizer or pesticide through an irrigation... Read More

Scholarship Available

$1,000 Scholarship Available to Area Seniors

January 31, 2019

The Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) provides two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who reside within the LCNRD boundary.  The Patefield – Green Memorial Scholarship is available to students who intend to pursue an agricultural related career and plan to return to the area and help local communities to... Read More

Tree Species Available from LCNRD for 2019

Tree Species Available for 2019

January 31, 2019

 

 

Tree Species Available for 2019

 

If you would like to order conservation trees for your property orders are being taken now until March 31, 2019. Trees are sold in bundles of 25 and the price per seedling is $1.00 plus sales tax. Contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service or the Lewis and... Read More

National Ag Day 2018

2018 Lewis & Clark NRD - Year in Review

December 26, 2018

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) continues to protect the lives, property and future of northeast Nebraska through services provided to the residents of the district for protection and enhancement our natural resources.  The district collected around $948,819 in local property tax dollars in 2018 with a total... Read More

Windbreak

Time to Plan for 2019 Conservation Tree Planting

December 1, 2018

The 2019 tree planting season is just around the corner and the time is now to plan your windbreak or conservation tree planting.  The Lewis and Clark NRD will be taking orders for conservation trees from now until March 31, 2019 for spring planting.  Trees come in bundles of 25 and the price per seedling is $1.00 plus sales tax... Read More

Annual Meeting at Historic Hartington Hotel

Lewis & Clark NRD Celebrates 46 Years of Conservation and Honors Directors and Employees

November 30, 2018

The Lewis and Clark NRD celebrated 46 years of protecting our natural resources, and honored directors and employees for their service to the LCNRD and Cedar-Knox Rural Water Project (CKRWP) with an Awards Banquet held November 15th at the Historic Hartington Hotel in Hartington. Invited guests included LCNRD and CKRWP directors and spouses,... Read More

Well depiction

Fall 2018 Well Measuring

November 30, 2018

The static water level of 34 irrigation wells, from selected locations throughout the Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (the District), is measured semi-annually. 2018 fall readings, after the end of a typical use pumping season, shows average water levels higher than the fall of 2017. 21 of the 34 wells measured showed a higher water... Read More

Nebraska Land Judging Regions

Northeast Area Land Judging Contest Hosted by Lower Elkhorn NRD

October 21, 2018

A total of 462 Future Farmers of America (FFA) students from northeast Nebraska took their lessons out of the classroom and into the field on October 2, 2018.  Students, from 25 schools, participated in the FFA Northeast Area Land Judging Contest which was held near Oakland. The event was hosted by the Oakland-Craig Schools FFA Chapter, the... Read More

Windbreak

Fall Site Preparation for Conservation Tree & Shrub Planting

October 21, 2018

If you are planning to establish a new livestock windbreak, farmstead windbreak, wildlife habitat planting, or other conservation tree and/or shrub project next spring, preparation of the planting site this fall is strongly encouraged. “Proper site preparation can make the difference of a new tree planting getting off to a good start or a... Read More

Buffer Strip

Funds Available to Establish Buffer Strips

October 21, 2018

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has funding available through the Nebraska Buffer Strip Program to assist landowners in establishing buffer strips.  Buffers provide an area to slow down water from rain events allowing suspended sediment and chemicals to drop out before reaching surface water bodies.  Landowners are paid to enroll... Read More

LCNRD Subdistricts

2018 Lewis & Clark NRD Election

October 21, 2018

Natural Resources Districts are political subdivisions charged by the Legislature to protect the natural resources of Nebraska. The Lewis and Clark NRD is guided by an eleven member board, representing five subdistricts with one at-large seat. Each elected director serves a four-year term with half of the directors elected every two years. The... Read More

Corn Field

Attention Producers in the Bazile Groundwater Management Area of the Lewis and Clark NRD "Application of fall commercial fertilizer prohibited"

October 5, 2018

With harvest and preparation for next year’s crop getting underway, the Lewis and Clark NRD (District) would like to remind landowners and crop producers in the Bazile Groundwater Management Area (BGMA) that fall commercial fertilizer application is prohibited. Townships regulated by the District include all of Creighton Township, all of... Read More

BGMA Logo

Bazlie Groundwater Management Area Survey Results

September 21, 2018

This past spring the Bazile Groundwater Management Area (BGMA) Project conducted a short survey to better understand the perspectives and current practices of those living and/or working within the BGMA.

 

A summary of the results from the survey can be found below. A full draft report of the survey results is also available. The... Read More

How wet is our planet station

Wonderful World of Water Program

September 21, 2018
Contact: Beth Walsh, Information & Education Coordinator

Upper Elkhorn Natural Resources District (402) 336-3867

 

The Wonderful World of Water Festival was held September 19 at Gilman Park in Pierce.  Fifteen teams of ninth and tenth grade students from 10 schools across Northeast Nebraska descended... Read More

Wellhouse

DNR requires all irrigation wells to be registered. Is your well properly registered?

September 21, 2018

State law requires that all irrigation wells be registered with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR). It is important to be certain that your well is not only registered but registered correctly to ensure that it is not determined to be an illegal well. An illegal well is one that has not been registered accurately with the DNR or... Read More

Reminder to Irrigators

Reminder to Irrigators

September 21, 2018

If you are planning to expand irrigation to acres that have not been previously irrigated, it is important to check with the LCNRD staff before doing so.  As of August 1, 2014 the LCNRD requires well permits for high capacity wells and permits for expanding irrigation to acres that have not been previously irrigated.  If the acres proposed for... Read More

Cedar County Museum

Community Assistance to Enhance Natural Resources

September 21, 2018

The Lewis and Clark NRD sets aside funds each year to assist communities and other public entities in enhancing and protecting natural resources through the Community Assistance Program (CAP).  The NRD accepts applications year round and approves requests on a first come first served basis.  Any project that will have a positive impact on... Read More

Meridian Trail

Parking Area and Pedestrian Turn-Around on Gavins Point Dam Meridian Trail Scheduled for Fall Construction

August 25, 2018

Revisions are planned for the Gavin’s Point Meridian Trail located along the Nebraska side of the Missouri River along Highway 121. The modifications include a parking area for access to the pedestrian and bicycle trail on the west end across from the Dam Fish Shack and a “hammer head” turn around near Murdo’s at Aten NE. The Meridian Trail... Read More

A tree girdled by weed barrier.

Weed Barrier May Be Choking Your Trees

August 24, 2018

WEED BARRIER MAY BE CHOKING YOUR TREES

 

Many landowners who plant windbreaks also apply weed barrier.  The black bio-degradable barrier eliminates the need for mechanical or chemical weed control directly between and around the trees.  Supplemental water and natural rainfall are held in the soil... Read More

Cover Crops

Cover Crop Program Available with LCNRD

August 24, 2018

COVER CROP PROGRAM AVAILABLE WITH LCNRD

 

The Lewis and Clark NRD offers a cost-share program for residents in the three county area of Knox, Cedar, and Dixon.  The Cover Crop Program offers an incentive payment of 50% of the cost to establish cover crops to help protect soil resources over the winter months and... Read More

Native Cucumber Vine in Knox County.

Native Cucumber Vine Growing "Wild"

August 24, 2018

Native Cucumber Vine Growing “Wild”.

 

Steve Rasmussen,   Nebraska Forest Service District Forester

 

August 21, 2018

 

With all the moisture this year some of your trees and shrubs may be getting covered by a long vine with yellowgreenish-white flowers.  It might seem like the vine overtakes the... Read More

Established cover crop, including turnips.

Sign-up by September 1st for LCNRD Cover Crop Program

July 20, 2018

The Lewis and Clark NRD offers a cost-share program for producers in Knox, Cedar, and Dixon Counties. The Cover Crop Program offers an incentive payment of up to $1,000 per year, for up to 3 years, to encourage the use of cover crops on fields up to 80 acres in size. The purpose of the program is to provide producers the opportunity to work... Read More

Proper Well Abandonment Procedure

Seal Abandoned or Unused Wells

July 20, 2018

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) provides cost share to seal unused or abandoned irrigation or domestic wells. If you have a well which is no longer serviceable and need to have it permanently taken out of service, the NRD’s cost share program provides up to 75% of the cost to properly seal the well.

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Powder Creek Wildlife Management Area

Visit your Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District Recreation Areas

July 20, 2018

If you are looking for somewhere to go and get some fresh air, enjoy the scenery, and maybe do some bird watching or fishing, visit one of the Lewis and Clark NRD recreation areas and enjoy what Northeast Nebraska has to offer. The recreation areas are home to many species of wildlife, fish, and birds. You can go fishing, go on a hike, have a... Read More

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