AmeriCorps Spotlight: Sophia Vacanti

 Meet Sophia Vacanti, an AmeriCorps member serving in the southeast region of Nebraska. Read on to hear from Sophia on what brought her to Conservation Nebraska and our AmeriCorps Common Ground program! Sophia can’t remember a time when she didn’t care...

Celebrating Earth Day – An Art Contest with Crete Public Schools

During the month of April, Crete Public Schools teamed up with Conservation Nebraska for an Earth Day Art Contest, where students from the intermediate, middle, and high school designed and created art out of disposable materials. We are excited to highlight and...

Heron Haven Photography Contest

Spring is here and Omaha is in full bloom! Now is the perfect time to head out into nature and snap some stunning nature photos. Enjoy Omaha’s hidden gem, Heron Haven, a spring-fed wetland sanctuary! While you are watching the birds or on a mission to find your...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Kjersti Swanson

Meet Kjersti Swanson, an AmeriCorps member serving the northeast section of Nebraska! I was born in Omaha, Nebraska to a professor and a business consultant. My father, the youngest of 6 children, always had a unique passion for all things natural. My mother, the...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Ashleigh Stohlman

My name is Ashleigh Stohlman and I am an Americorps member serving the northeast portion of Nebraska. When I was first asked why conservation was important to me, I didn’t have an exact answer. I’d had this conversation many times before with friends and family, but I...

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Grace Dempsey

Meet Grace, one of our amazing summer AmeriCorps members.  Grace recently started college and went in with the desire to change the world. When thinking about what to study, she knew she wanted whatever she did in the future to have a strong impact that outlasted her...