Photo caption: Newly elected officers to the RC&D Council for 2015 are (from left to right) Dennis Wacker, Joan Alexander, Janet Gill and Jim Rabe.
The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council held its annual meeting at the Serendipity Restaurant in Plainview recently to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and encourage fellowship amongst members and guests. Jr. Jazzercisers provided the dancing entertainment.
Two new projects were chosen for support. A one-year pilot project will be undertaken to extend Northeast Nebraska RC&D services and outreach to Madison County since the PrairieLand RC&D is no longer able to do that. And grant writing assistance will be given to the Wynot Public Cemetery board for their multi-faceted repair project. Continue reading “Northeast Nebraska RC&D Annual Meeting a Celebration”
Marcella Donner’s favorite photo is of this lovely old country estate near the mountains.
The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council currently has two artists displaying their work. The first is Shirley Hoffman of Plainview. Her Double Irish Chain quilt is fashioned out of plain pink and printed fabric. The other is an Earth Rhythms Pattern made of gold and a dark-colored print. This award-winning quilt received a blue ribbon from the Country Piecemakers Quilt Guild. The latter was given to Shirley’s granddaughter, Grace Hoffman for her 13th birthday in 2013.
Marcella Donner, Wausa, has many talents as an artist. Not only does she put glassware together for garden art and lamps, but she’s also a photographer. She very much enjoys taking pictures of flowers and country scenery. Marcella has even created photo collages as memory gifts upon request.
These displays can be seen at the RC&D office from 10am to 4:30pm Tuesdays through Thursdays. The public is welcome and encouraged to stop in. Everyone appreciates having their creations seen and enjoyed by others.
On May 8th and 9th the Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council and partners hosted six shredding events around their six-county service area. These were intended to assist citizens in disposing of confidential files safely, reducing the potential for identity theft, and to support recycling.
Approximately 5 tons of material was shredded. Forty-eight (48) households and small businesses were served. Security Shredding of Laurel was the contractor. All materials were shredded on-site in the truck equipped with a pulverizer.
The types of material shredded included financial and payroll documents, KENO records, personnel files, legal documents, confidential correspondence, cancelled checks, account ledgers, invoices, medical records and more.
Assisting the RC&D board members and staff were the Orchard librarian, a Midwest Bank staff person, and the Lewis & Clark board chairman.
For more information about this effort or any of the RC&D’s programs and services please contact the office at 402-582-4866 or email [email protected].
The RC&D office is handicap accessible. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.
Prior News Release
Continue reading “Northeast Nebraska RC&D Reports a Successful Shredding Event!!”
The July 11th Habitat Management Tour in northern Cedar County will take an up-close look at techniques used in managing grassland habitat for wildlife. Biologists will pick apart what’s been learned in attempts to re-invigorate old Conservation Reserve Program lands to make them the most productive wildlife habitat possible, talk about long-term management and maintenance of the those acres, and share the expectations, challenges and surprises of habitat work. Other points of interest will include prairie plant ID, tree planting for wildlife, and long-term woodland management.
This tour will be of interest to those Continue reading “Northeast Nebraska RC&D & Partners Focus on Wildlife Habitat”
Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrew Gordon, Executive Director, NARC&DC
May 30, 2013
The National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils Announces Award to Five Rivers RC&D Council
The National Association of RC&D Councils (NARC&DC) is very pleased to announce that Five Rivers Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council of Tecumseh, Nebraska has been reauthorized as a Premier member of the NARC&DC Circle of Diamonds program, one of just five RC&D Councils out of 375 to qualify for this elite status.
The NARC&DC Circle of Diamonds program provides a proactive means for RC&D Councils to demonstrate that they are complying with legal requirements and best non-profit management practices. The program has three tiers or levels: Basic, Enhanced, and Premier. By earning Premier level membership, Five Rivers RC&D Council has clearly demonstrated its ability to adhere to the highest standards of governance and administration and its effectiveness in public outreach and partnership management. Continue reading “National Award to Five Rivers RC&D Council”
The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council hosted state the annual RC&D State Association Conference during National RC&D Week September 24 – 28. Thirty-five people from across Nebraska participated in the 3-day event held in Wayne. The conference theme was “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” which provided a perfect opportunity to share local successes of the Northeast Council. It also gave new meaning to the sites visited on the motor coach tour.
Gill Landfill, the first stop, was an eye-opener for many. It was started in 1981 with 270 acres, but has expanded to include 1200 acres making its’ capacity large enough to last 40 years. 600-900 tons of garbage is brought in each day from a radius of 90 miles. In recent years they’ve added methane capture to their ventures and serve the ethanol plant near Jackson with 10% of their energy needs. Continue reading “RC&D Celebrated at Association Conference”