Live critters.Cool crafts. Free fun for the whole family.
Join us the 1st Wednesday of each month this summer (June, July, August) for an interactive learning experience about Nebraska reptiles, insects, and owls. You’ll also get to meet some of our animal ambassadors and do some fun crafts.
Schedule of Events
June 1 at 6:00 p.m.
July 6 at 6 p.m.
August 3 at 6 p.m.
Owls of Nebraska
Each series will take place at the Natural Resources Center at Chalco Hills Recreation Area in Omaha (8901 S. 154th Street).
The Papio NRD is giving away FREE seedlings in celebration of Arbor Day 2020!
Now is the perfect time to plant a tree, get your hands dirty, and take part in this year’s state-wide Tree-A-Thon. The goal? Bring the community together to appreciate and positively contribute to nature by planting more than 3,200 trees.
Here’s all you have to do: PICK UP. PLANT. POSE.
I. PICK UP your bur oak seedlings at the following locations any day of the week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (while supplies last):
Heron Haven – 11809 Old Maple Rd, Omaha (under informational kiosk behind Nature Center)
Papio NRD Blair Field Office – 1060 Wilbur St, Blair (outside main office doors)
II. PLANT your seedling in a yard, field, or even in a pot or bucket.
III. POSE: Take a photo while planting your tree and post it on our Facebook page with the hashtag #treeselfie for a chance to win free prizes.
Help us celebrate trees!
The Papio NRD is proud to join Beyond School Bells and other dedicated partners in this project: Arbor Day Foundation, Audubon Nebraska, Nebraska’s Natural Resources Districts, Nebraska Forest Service and University of Nebraska.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District, in cooperation with the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, will be hosting a public open house to share information about the Papillion Creek Basin flood risk management study. The study is working to develop alternatives to reduce flood risks and improve public safety within the Papillion Creek Basin in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. The purpose of the open house is to discuss alternatives under consideration in the study. Alternatives include: 1) reservoir construction at dam site 10 on Thomas Creek, 2) reservoir construction at dam site 19 on South Papillion Creek, 3) levee modifications on the Big Papillion Creek, Little Papillion Creek, and West Papillion Creek, 4) channel modifications on the Big Papillion Creek, Little Papillion Creek, West Papillion Creek, and South Papillion Creek, and 5) nonstructural solutions throughout the study area.
The open house will be held on Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30-7:30pm at Mammel Hall at the University of Nebraska Omaha, 6708 Pine Street, Omaha, NE. At the meeting, a formal presentation will begin at 6pm followed by an open house where the public, media and other interested stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on the alternatives under consideration.
Aren’t these posters incredible…and inspiring? They were drawn by K-12 students who illustrated their love of natural resources in previous NACD poster contests for the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative and win monetary prizes.
2018 NACD Poster Contest
Get your colored pencils and crayons ready! We are now accepting entries for the 2018 NACD Poster Contest. This year’s theme is “Watersheds – Our Water, Our Home.”
Interested? Of course you are. For details at-a-glance regarding the poster contest, the blue infographic provides a quick run-down. For more in-depth information, such as contest rules, filling out the entry form (which you definitely want to do), etc., please do the following: