The Cedar River Stabilization Project

includes over 100 landowners working together to address stream bank erosion and water quality covering more than 100 miles of the Cedar River in central Nebraska. The project area includes five Nebraska counties including Wheeler, Greeley, Nance, Boone, and Garfield.

The Cedar River Stabilization Project has had many accomplishments.          We should be Proud of Our watershed!

  • The Cedar River Stabilization Project began in March, 2000.
  • Over 200 organizations, individuals, and government agencies on mailing list for monthly newsletter.
  • Completed 11 of 12 erosion sites during the first grant cycle.
  • Coordinated 8 stream workshops.
  • Held 5 National River Cleanups.
  • Youth have planted Willow trees along several sites.
  • Evaluated and proposed 28 erosion sites for grant cycle 2.
  • 9 sites have been completed during grant cycle 2.

Awards won by the Cedar River Stabilization Project

  • “Outstanding Youth Award” from the Nebraska State RC&D Association in 2006.
  • “Outstanding Youth Award” from the Western RC&D Association in 2006.
  • “Master Conservationist Award”  Presented to Spalding Academy School in September, 2007 for their efforts in planting Willow Trees and monitoring the river. The award is sponsored by the Omaha World-Herald Newspaper and the University of  Nebraska-Lincoln.
    Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

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