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Today, beekeepers have taken these historical methods and perfected them, raising bees in a mutually beneficial relationship. Bees are vital pollinators, and beekeeping provides habitat and protection for the hive, while also providing you and your community with local honey and pollination.

Green infrastructure refers to the use of plants, permeable or absorbent materials, and intentional design in landscaping in order to reduce the amount of runoff and increase absorption or storage of stormwater.

Nebraska has some of the highest risk in the country for groundwater contamination. This is due to several contributing factors including: high nitrogen inputs, irrigated crops, shallow depths to groundwater, and sandy soils.

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 natural resources, and rivers are no exception.

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.

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 recognize the winners below — check out some of their amazing recycled artwork!