2024 World O! Water
The Papio-Missouri River’s NRD oversees the various native plant communities, diverse wildlife, and water sources that are located along our major watersheds that span across numerous area counties. The NRD works hard to meet local needs by protecting ground and surface water, reducing flood threats and the effects of soil erosion, as well as creating and enhancing wildlife habitats, and much more.Visit Website
Keep Omaha Beautiful (KOB) is a nonprofit serving the Omaha community since 1959. KOB promotes a healthy urban ecosystem through environmental education, service, and advocacy. Core programs include curriculum, outreach, and events designed to address the topics of: litter and waste reduction, recycling, pollution prevention, and tree canopy improvements. The organization inspires and educates people about how to help care for the environment and contribute to a healthy, sustainable community.Visit Website
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission protects and manages the state’s fish, wildlife, park, and outdoor recreational resources. The Commission is focused on helping Nebraskan residents and visitors appreciate their role in the state’s natural environment. The organization offers a wide variety of workshops and educational programs and provides numerous outdoor recreation opportunities to help people build awareness, knowledge, and commitment that leads to more informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive actions regarding the natural environment.
The Papillion Creek Watershed addresses problems facing the water quality of the Papillion Creek system and its three tributaries, the Little Papillion Creek, Big Papillion Creek, and West Papillion Creek. The Partnership emphasizes community cooperation and participation as well as comprehensive watershed planning relating to stormwater management, illegal discharge detection, construction site runoff pollution and more.Visit Website