News & Information
The October 2017 Edition of the NEBLINE Newsletter is free on-line
Feature story: Floodwater and Stormwater can Contaminate Water wells Access this article and more here
Cherry Creek Habitat Weather Station
Free 4-H Rabbit Clinic October 21
A free 4-H Rabbit Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–noon at the Lancaster Extension Education Center, 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln. Open to all youth and families. This is a great opportunity to learn about the 4-H Rabbit program, which is open to all youth ages 8–18. For more information, call Kate Pulec at 402-441-7180. Flyer
Your October Garden Guide
Check out this month's garden tips! October is a great month for planting spring flowers and trees, controlling broadleaf weeds, manage diseases and insect pests, and use plant materials to create festive fall arrangements. If you have a Christmas cactus, October is when your plant needs special care. Learn more.
Disaster Preparedness for Families
Do you have a plan for your home in case of a disaster? What would you do if you had no power for eight days? Imagine you had to go without clean drinking water? How would you prepare food? How would you keep your children warm? How would you keep in contact with other family members who want to know if you are safe? What is your plan? Learn more
New Hazardous Materials Collection Center Open
The City of Lincoln recently opened a new Hazardous Materials Collection Center at 5101 N. 48th Street. The permanent facility for the disposal of hazardous materials will serve Lincoln and Lancaster County residents as well as qualifying small businesses such as home-based operations, nonprofits, churches, and others who produce less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month. Details
About Flood Insurance
Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has determined even 1-inch of floodwater can cause over $20,000 in damage. Structures within the 100-year floodplain are at the highest risk for flood damage. Learn more.
Free Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets!
FREE, Downloadable. Set of 30 fruit & vegetable fact sheets with information about: nutrition, uses, description, varieties, where first cultivated and whether they are grown in Nebraska. Learn more