Know Nebraska: Beekeeping in Nebraska

Beekeeping is a practice which has existed for thousands of years. It is thought that Egyptians were the first practitioners of beekeeping, starting the practice around 10,000 years ago; where they would utilize hollowed-out tree stumps to mimic the natural habitats...

Know Nebraska: Nebraska’s Green Infrastructure

Nebraska’s water resources are highly revered not only across the state, but across the country. Nebraska has the most groundwater out of any other state, due to the presence of the Ogallala Aquifer and we’re home to 80,000 miles of rivers and streams. Nebraska also...

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...

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...

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...