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The free April 2017 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is now on-line

This issue's feature: Emerald Ash Borer - Next Steps. Find this article and more here.

Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station

Live Web cam view: Cherry Creek Habitat

Upcoming Events
4-H Alumni - Raise Your Hand for Nebraska to 4-H to Win $20,000

National 4-H is asking 4-H alumni to Raise Your Hand to support the next generation of 4-H'ers! Complete the online form to show your pride as a 4‑H alumni and to compete for your state. Raising your hand could help your state 4-H program win a monetary award. Learn more

Preparedness Tips: Large Animals

If you have large animals such as horses, cattle, sheep, goats or pigs on your property, be sure to prepare before a disaster: Ensure all animals have some form of identification | Evacuate animals whenever possible. Map out primary and secondary routes in advance | Ensure destinations have food, water, veterinary care and handling equipment. Learn More

Youth Don't Have to Own a Pig to Show a Pig

The Pick-A-Pig 4-H club is accepting new members for anyone who wants to learn about pork production and show a pig at Super Fair. The club is open to all city and rural youth ages 8–18. Learn more

April Garden Guide

Tip: Measure the rainfall with a rain gauge posted near the garden so you can tell when to water. The garden needs about one inch of rain per week from April to September. Learn more

Overwintering Pests – Cluster Flies, Lady Beetles, Boxelder Bugs,Western Conifer Seed Bugs

If you know that you have overwintering populations in wall voids or attic, do not attempt to treat and kill them while they are hibernating. Dead bodies will attract secondary pests such as dermestid beetles. Learn more here

Screen Time: Create Your Family Plan

This past October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new recommendations and resources for families regarding screen time. Screen time includes activities done in front of a screen, such as using an app on your phone or watching music videos on a tablet. Learn more

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