Know Nebraska: Nitrates in Nebraska

What exactly are nitrates?Nitrates, which is a form of nitrogen, are plant nutrients needed for improved growth, but excess of these nutrients can cause adverse impacts on human health. When too much nitrogen or fertilizer is applied, plants cannot absorb the nitrates...

Celebrate National Rivers Month

June 1st annually marks the beginning of National Rivers Month! Rivers are an extremely important natural resource in Nebraska, with 79,056 miles of rivers throughout the state. Conservation Nebraska is dedicated to educating the community about the protection of...

Day of Service: Honoring 9/11 Day

Early this month, volunteers across the country came together to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by joining in acts of volunteer service as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, commonly known as 9/11 Day. 9/11 Day is...

Beginners Guide to Green Cleaning

It is commonly known that conventional cleaners have a number of chemicals that can worsen asthma, COPD, and irritate your eyes and throats if used too heavily. A 2020 study, from Norway, determined that people who have a job cleaning, or clean at home, have a higher...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Ben Kinkor

Meet Ben Kinkor, a summer AmeriCorps member, who has been serving with Conservation Nebraska's Common Ground program over the past few months. Throughout his life, Ben has been lucky enough to experience some of the best, most jaw-dropping, nature that the world has...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Laura Casne

Meet Laura Casne, an AmeriCorps member, who has been serving with Conservation Nebraska for the past year. Laura moved to Nebraska when she was three, living in both Lincoln and a little town south of Omaha called Beaver Lake. Living in a rural area gave Laura the...