AmeriCorps Spotlight: Nate Ostdiek

Meet Nate Ostdiek! Nate has been serving with Conservation Nebraska’s AmeriCorps Common Ground Program since September 2022. He loves reading, hiking, camping, gardening, giving his partner’s dog, Stella, belly rubs, and is a humongous fan of Star Wars....

AmeriCorps Spotlight: Sarah McLain

Meet Sarah McLain. Sarah has been serving with Conservation Nebraska’s AmeriCorps Common Ground program since March 2022. She loves traveling, gardening, baking, playing guitar, dying her hair, making mixed media art, and, most of all, meeting new people. Sarah has...

Staff Spotlight:  Favian Mendez

Meet Favian Mendez, former Communications Intern, now Program Manager for Conservation Nebraska! Favian was born in Washington and a few years later, moved to Crete, Nebraska when he was four. Like any child, he liked to spend time outside and ride his bike to the...

Heron Haven Photo Contest Winners

Conservation Nebraska, in partnership with Heron Haven, is excited to announce the winners of our Heron Haven Photo Contest. Throughout the month of May and June, Nebraskans submitted photos of their time at Heron Haven, a spring-fed wetland sanctuary based in Omaha....

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...