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April 2022

Nebraska’s Water Quality: WAVES + Community Involvement

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nebraska has a unique water management approach. Many Nebraskans are directly involved in local decision making. Whether a farmer or rancher making day-to-day water management decisions, stakeholders investing time in water management planning, citizens making an effort to conserve water, or agency staff collecting water data, we all have a role in Nebraska’s water story. Join Conservation Nebraska and Carla McCullough, the Lead Extension Educator for WAVES for an event on water management and the role you can play. Register…

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The Value of Native Trees and Shrubs for Arbor Day & Beyond

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Arbor Day got its start in Nebraska back in 1872 and is now celebrated across the globe. When properly selected, planted and cared for, trees can have a major impact on the people and ecosystems around them. But how do you properly select a tree? Join Conservation Nebraska and our guest speaker Justin Evertson, the Green Infrastructure Coordinator with the Nebraska Forest Service & Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, as he covers the benefits of regionally native trees and shrubs with advice…

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Clean Energy in Nebraska: Solar

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Conservation Nebraska and guest speaker Max Markuson DiPrince, as he discusses the concepts of modern solar technology research and development. Markuson DiPrince’s research at Creighton University Department of Physics focuses on a specific type of solar cell, called a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC), which offers a more sustainable alternative to the conventional silicon crystal solar cell in today’s markets. By utilizing more earth-abundant, organic materials, such as simple sugars, he is attempting to convert UV light to a more…

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May 2022

Ground Water Levels in the High Plains Aquifer

May 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Groundwater is an important source of water for many Nebraskans. While Nebraska has some of the highest levels of groundwater in the country, this important resource is beginning to shows signs of major depletion. Join Conservation Nebraska and Aaron Young from UNL's School of Natural Resources to learn about the High Plains Aquifer, how groundwater levels in Nebraska have changed over time, and what is causing the changes. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HWSTUv7HTEWaa-m21livug

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Spring Wildflower Hike at Gjerloff Prairie

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gjerloff Prairie, 2206 North M Rd
Marquette, NE 68854

Join us for a spring wildflower hike at Gjerloff Prairie! We will explore and learn about the early season wildflowers blooming in the prairie bluffs. Take in the beauty of spring at Gjerloff Prairie while learning about botany, prairie ecology/management and more! We will meet near the parking area on the southwest side of the Education Center at Gjerloff Prairie at 9:00am. This event is the first in the Saturdays at Gjerloff Prairie series, running from May 7 - June…

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