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September 2022

Budding Arborists

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you get sick or hurt you see a doctor, but what if your tree gets sick or hurt? Become a budding arborist and join Conservation Nebraska and Graham Herbst of the Nebraska Forest Service as we learn the basics behind caring for our trees so they can have long and healthy lives like us. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_4XwPAtbQQg2I_kgsp9BaVQ

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The History of Wind Energy in Nebraska

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wind energy continues to become an integral part of our power grid. But did you know that we've had wind energy in the Midwest since the 1920s. Join Conservation Nebraska for a history lesson with F. John Hay. John, an Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will join us to explore the history of wind energy in Nebraska and the Midwest. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_TcLCO_fmR6yorWK9C0NnxA

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Seed Collection Volunteer Day

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Conservation Nebraska for a volunteer day to help Fontenelle Forest grow their prairie resources! During the event, volunteers will collect prairie seed that will be used to aid in extending existing prairie patches. Reece Myers, Chief Ranger of Neale Woods, will walk us through collection techniques that will promote large yields of seeds to accomplish their goal of having more prairie coverage. Let us know you're coming by registering in advance! https://secure.everyaction.com/ObG0AVSgJUubutNPaYCpkQ2

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LES Wind Turbine Tour

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LES Wind Turbine Site, 9700 N 70th St
Lincoln, NE 68517
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Wind energy is emerging as one of the top clean energy sources, but did you know the Lincoln Electric System (LES) has been utilizing wind energy since 1998? Join Conservation Nebraska and LES for a unique opportunity to get a close-up view of one of LES' wind turbines. Jim Dutton and Tyson Chambers from LES will talk about the history of the turbines in Lincoln, general operations and the challenges, opportunities, and potential future of wind energy in our area.…

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The Importance of Nebraska’s Turtles and Salamanders

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Nebraska has a variety of wonderful wildlife, and among that wildlife are the state’s "Herps". The word "Herp" is the colloquial term for reptiles and amphibians, in which Nebraska has a little over 60 various species. These remarkable animals play a very important role in the ecosystem, and are oftentimes misunderstood. Aquatic herps such as turtles and salamanders are especially important and can even act as an early warning system for changes in the environment. Join us for a thrilling…

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