Thousands are expected to attend Husker Harvest Days 2016 just outside of Grand Island Tuesday, Sept. 13th – Thursday, Sept. 15th. This is the year of conservation education! The Natural Resources Districts (NRDs) blue building at Lot 1106 will be packed with agencies and organizations dedicated to giving property owners ideas on how to easily conserve their water and soil. Nebraska’s NRDs and other natural resources agencies are excited to continue to protect people’s lives, property and the state’s future.
With more than 50 conservation programs to offer across Nebraska, cost-share programs will be a hot topic inside our building along with current information on the Emerald Ash Borer beetle recently discovered in eastern Nebraska. The NRDs will be handing out free Colorado Blue Spruce tree seedlings. Free water testing for nitrates will also be available if you bring a 2-ounce sample from home.
“We work hard to ensure our Natural Resources Districts can spread their valuable knowledge and conservation tips to the public,” said Jim Bendfeldt, Nebraska Association of Resources Districts (NARD) Board President. “I promise you will leave our building with valuable conservation knowledge that will benefit a person’s property and family life for generations to come.”
On Wednesday Sept. 14th at 11 AM, the NRDs are holding a press conference at Lot 1106. Three special Nebraskans who’ve made significant contributions to protecting Nebraska’s natural resources will be announced for induction into the NRD Hall of Fame. The winners receive the most prestigious awards offered by the NRDs.
The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts partners with several other agencies, along with the 23 Natural Resources Districts at Husker Harvest Days. The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Nebraska Forest Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, USDA Nebraska Farm Service Agency, and U.S. Forest Service – Bessey Nursery will all be ready to help Husker Harvest Days visitors with water and soil conservation programs and education throughout the three-day event.