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Papio-Missouri River NRD Leads Watershed Tour

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State-wide NRD directors and staff learn about the metro basin

Approximately 75 directors and staff from Nebraska’s Natural Resources District gathered in Omaha for the annual NRD Basin Tour organized by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (Papio NRD) on June 7-8, 2021. It was. (Provided by Nebraska Resource District Association)

Omaha, Nebraska — June 7-8, 2021 with approximately 75 directors from the Natural Resources District of Nebraska for the annual NRD Basin Tour organized by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (Papio NRD). The staff gathered in Omaha.

John Winkler, General Manager of Papio NRD, said: “This was a great opportunity to highlight our efforts as we are a very active and diverse district and there are many flood control, recreation, conservation and resource management projects and programs.”

Winkler, along with Assistant General Manager Marlin Peterman and Groundwater Management Engineer Paul Woodward, led a two-day tour to showcase several projects to protect life and property in the Omaha Metropolitan area. Local community.

Traditionally, educational tours include NRD directors and staff, state agency staff, and political representatives. Senator Robert Clements attended the first day of the tour to learn more about the unique natural resource challenges facing Legislative District 2.

“I enjoyed a very informative Papio NRD tour,” said Senator Robert Clements, Nebraska. “I learned a lot about flood control projects I had never known before.”

The tour included several stops and tours of ongoing conservation projects to conserve both urban and rural natural resources. The highlights of the 2021 tour include:

  • Impact of floods in 2019
  • Glacier Creek Reserve
  • Groundwater management project
  • Multipurpose flood control reservoir
  • Missouri and Platte River Embankment System
  • Combined Sewerage Overflow (CSO) Project Site
  • Bob Kelly Pedestrian Bridge and Omaha Flood Wall
  • Offutt Air Force Base and US Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

Jim Eschliman, Chairman of the Nebraska Resource District Association and Director of the Lower Loup NRD, said: “It’s fun to see the partnership working, like Papio NRD’s efforts to protect the critical infrastructure around Offutt Air Force Base.”

NRD basin tours explore different basins each year. The sponsoring NRD introduces conservation projects, partnerships, and the communities in which they live and work. For more information on NRD events and activities, please visit: www.nrdnet.org..

The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (Papio NRD) works to protect, protect and enhance natural resources within the six counties of eastern Nebraska, including Sarpy, Douglas, Washington and Dakota counties and parts of them. It is a government agency. Burt County and Thurston County. Papio NRD is governed by a board of directors elected from 11 members. For more information on Papio NRD, see: www.papionrd.org..

The Nebraska Resource District Association (NARD), an industry association of 23 Nebraska Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), works with individual districts to protect the life, property and future of Nebraska’s natural resources. .. NRD is unique to Nebraska and acts as a municipality with a wide range of responsibilities to protect Nebraska’s natural resources. The major Nebraska River basin forms the boundaries of 23 NRDs, enabling the district to meet the needs of regional conservation and resource management. For more information on Nebraska’s NRD, please visit: www.nrdnet.org..

— Nebraska Resource District Association

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