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Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) will host an Infrastructure Seminar in Hastings on October 3, 2019. David Eigenberg, general manager of the Upper Big Blue NRD, and colleagues from the Central Platte NRD and Little Blue NRD, will participate in a panel discussion at the event on the topic of Water and Energy Management and Infrastructure. A...Read More
York High School students will soon have an addition to their science curriculum, thanks to grant funding from the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. A grant request for an outdoor classroom has been approved by the board of directors, providing $1,000 for the project through the Upper Big Blue NRD’s Educational Capital Projects Fund (ECAP...Read More

Did you know that the Upper Big Blue NRD manages five public recreation areas? These parks are free to use* and open to the public year-round. With fall’s mellow temperatures and beautiful foliage, there’s no better time to visit. Whether it’s an early morning meditation with a fishing rod, or a fun family picnic and boating, there’s something...Read More

For sophomore agribusiness majors Madi Baker and Caden Theis, college thus far has been fun and challenging. Both Baker, at Concordia University, and Theis, at Doane University, are being helped along in their studies by scholarships from the Upper Big Blue NRD.  

Baker and Theis are recipients of 2019 Raymond A. Burke...Read More
Nebraskans have made a large investment in building dams across the state.  There are over 2,900 dams on the Nebraska Dam Inventory; 57 percent of them are privately owned. Most of these dams are considered small (storage of 15-250 acre-feet). Forty-three percent of Nebraska’s dams are more than 50 years old, and nearly 500 Nebraska dams are...Read More

From a proposed recreation area near Milligan to a dam renovation in Friend, nine members of the board of directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District toured the southeast portion of the district to explore NRD projects on Friday, September 6....Read More

After hearing input from the public that they serve, the Board of Directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has resolved to send a proposal for regulation changes back to the committee level for additional research and revision.

The proposed changes would have impacted fertilizer practices for agriculture producers...Read More

Training the next generation of plant scientists is important work. That’s why the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District announced today that Shelby-Rising City Schools will be the recipient of grant funding for a greenhouse and environmental studies lab to be constructed in 2020. The assistance is provided through the Upper Big Blue NRD’s...Read More

New equipment encourages wetland restoration through cattle grazing


The sun is rising over a pasture just south of York on a late summer day. Prairie grasses sway in the breeze at the spot, called the Kirkpatrick Basin North. Black-Eyed Susans and Mexican Hats flash their bright yellows and reds to attract the buzzing...Read More

Due to concern from area agriculture producers about the format of the Public Hearing and Information Open House to be held on Monday, August 19, the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District has amended the event slightly and added a follow-up meeting.
 
The event on the 19th will begin at 7 p.m. and will offer the opportunity...Read More

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