Metro Trails

Fun comes naturally while traveling the Metro Trails. With over 100 miles of trials to coose from, our nationally recognized trail system is something everyone can enjoy.

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What’s being done

Our Omaha Metro Area floodplains are expanding due to ongoing urbanization. The NRD is working with local cities and counties to find workable solutions.

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How You Can Help

Learn the problems and be a part of the solution. There are a variety of ways we can help preserve our water quality by changing the way we care for our homes and the community around us.

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Welcome to the official Papio-Missouri River NRD website. This NRD is a regional government agency that protects ground and surface water, reduces flood threats, slows the effects of soil erosion, creates and enhances wildlife habitat and much more. Governed by an elected Board of Directors and working with other public agencies and citizen groups, the NRD emphasizes creation of cost-efficient, multi-purpose projects that create “Quality of Life” opportunities while enhancing our natural resources.

Contact Information:
Headquarters at 8901 S. 154th St., Omaha, NE 68138
Phone: (402) 444-6222 Fax: (402) 895-6543
Field offices in Blair, Tekamah, Walthill
and Dakota City

New Metro Omaha Flood
Study Shows $2.1 Billion in
Potential Damages


 A River at Risk – the story of our battle to control non-native phragmites and other invasive plants on the Lower Platte River. 21 min.

Elkhorn River Access Sites Update:

Graske Crossing and the West Maple Rd. Access Sites will reopen at Noon today (9/27).

Elkhorn Crossing Recreation Area will reopen tomorrow (9/28).

September Board Meeting News

Board Approves Budget with no tax Levy Increase
Pigeon/Jones Watershed Structure

New Papio-Missouri River NRD Fact Sheet


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You can order free materials including a Metro Trails Map, Flooding Solutions brochure, Finding Solutions brochure, and  NRD Recreation Area brochures.


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