The Five Rivers Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. will be conducting household hazardous waste collections in Nebraska City, Syracuse, Auburn, Falls City, Humboldt, Pawnee City, Tecumseh, Fairbury, and Crete with financial assistance from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Waste Reduction & Recycling Program and other assistance provided by the Nemaha NRD, Lower Big Blue NRD, and Jefferson, Otoe, Nemaha, Johnson, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline Counties.
Save the dates for the 2013 HHW Collections! Locations will be announced in the near future-stay tuned! Click here to print-SAVE THE DATES: 2013 HHW Collections Schedule News Release – 2013
Otoe County – Syracuse
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 from 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Contact is Carol Crook 402-873-4619
Otoe County – Nebraska City
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Contact is Carol Crook 402-873-4619
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The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council is hosting a “Bee Friendly” Field Tour on Tuesday, July 30th at Dennis Wacker’s Prairie’s Edge Organic Farm. The site is located 3 miles east of Plainview on U.S. Highway 20 and 1 ¼ mile south of 540 Ave. There is a small fee to attend and pre-registration is requested by Monday, July 29th to 402-582-4866 or [email protected].
Pollinators are in trouble. Parasites, diseases, loss of habitat, and more are threatening their survival, but there’s help if people just know what to do. The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) website states that 75% of the world’s flowering plants and almost 35% of the world’s crops need pollinators to reproduce. Many people think Continue reading “Northeast Nebraska RC&D Hosting Field Tour”
Five Rivers RC&D, in a partnership with the Nemaha NRD, was awarded a grant in the amount of $122, 034 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program. Altogether, the state received 35 eligible applications with requests totaling approximately $2.4 million for integrated solid waste management facilities and projects. Approximately $1.4 million was awarded for 30 projects throughout Nebraska.
The grant program provides funds annually for integrated waste management activities in Nebraska. The funds awarded to Five Rivers RC&D & the Nemaha NRD will be used to organize and host 9 household hazardous waste collections throughout 7 counties in southeast Nebraska every fall over the course of three years. Counties included are Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Saline, and Richardson. Stay tuned for Continue reading “FIVE RIVERS RC&D & NEMAHA NRD ARE AWARDED 3 YEAR GRANT FROM NDEQ FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS”
The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council was awarded a grant in the amount of $13,067 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program. Altogether, the state received 35 eligible applications with requests totaling approximately $2.4 million for integrated solid waste management facilities and projects. Approximately $1.4 million was awarded for 30 projects throughout Nebraska.
The grant program provides funds annually for integrated waste management activities in Nebraska. The funds awarded to the Northeast Nebraska RC&D Council will be used for three Household Hazardous Waste collection events. Continue reading “Northeast Nebraska RC&D Council is Awarded Grant — NDEQ”
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”
The Northeast Nebraska Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council meeting on May 30th began with a tour at the new Central Valley Ag (CVA) facility west of Royal. Jeff Krebs, spokesperson for CVA, spent time showing and telling about the locations of the various buildings, rail line, tanks, office and explaining the construction process. This state-of-the-art grain and agronomy hub will employ 25 people and bring in approximately $300,000 in tax revenue annually to Antelope County. CVA will have their Ribbon Cutting event September 5, approximately just one year from the beginning of construction.
Following the tour members held their meeting at Green Gables Restaurant led by President Dennis Wacker. The Electronic Waste project recently completed properly recycled over 12,000# of obsolete computers and related equipment and served citizens from 21 communities.
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 Nebraska Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Association is pleased to announce their latest award winners. At the 2013 Western Regional RC&D Association Conference held in Gering, Nebraska, the Nebraska RC&D Association’s Councils received 5 regional awards. The Western RC&D Association covers 10 states and 80 RC&D Councils.
The 2013 award winners are:
2013 Outstanding Performance by an Executive Director
Bobbie Meints – Five Rivers RC&D – Tecumseh, Nebraska
As the Executive Director of Five Rivers RC&D, Bobbie is able to incorporate her outgoing, empathetic, and innovative personality in order to achieve the goals of the organization. Demonstrating the implementation of a balanced RC&D program, Bobbie has been able to adjust to the restructuring of the organization and identify and utilize effective ways of completing RC&D projects and activities. She values the opinion of each individual she works with and incorporates the opinion of others into her decision making process. Bobbie’s personality and her past experience of working with the public serves the Five Rivers Council very well, as she is 100% committed and understands what is necessary to “make a difference” in southeast Nebraska. Continue reading “Nebraska RC&D Association Sweeps Western Awards”