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Environmental Trust Funding Categories 2006-2010 ▪ Habitat: actions to preserve or restore native habitats and areas critical to at-risk, rare or endangered.

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1 Environmental Trust Funding Categories ▪ Habitat: actions to preserve or restore native habitats and areas critical to at-risk, rare or endangered species; other preservation actions for at-risk, rare or endangered species endangered species; other preservation actions for at-risk, rare or endangered species including actions to understand ecosystem relationships which inform sound management; including actions to understand ecosystem relationships which inform sound management; community habitat enhancement emphasizing native and ecologically appropriate plantings community habitat enhancement emphasizing native and ecologically appropriate plantings which provide food and shelter for wildlife; actions to inform and educate which contribute which provide food and shelter for wildlife; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category. to the attainment of this category. ▪ Surface and Ground Water: actions to preserve or restore lakes, streams and ground water from degradation or depletion; actions to research, design or foster best management from degradation or depletion; actions to research, design or foster best management practices; actions to conserve water and/or efficiently and effectively manage water use; practices; actions to conserve water and/or efficiently and effectively manage water use; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category. actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category. ▪ Waste Management: actions promoting and implementing source reduction, waste management or toxicity reduction; actions promoting and implementing the development of management or toxicity reduction; actions promoting and implementing the development of recycling markets; actions promoting and implementing reuse and other disposal diversion recycling markets; actions promoting and implementing reuse and other disposal diversion actions; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category. actions; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category. ▪ Air Quality: actions promoting and implementing clean air strategies; actions to research, design or foster best management strategies; actions to inform and educate which contribute design or foster best management strategies; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category. to the attainment of this category. ▪ Soil Management: actions and strategies to preserve, conserve and restore soil health; actions to research, design or foster the implementation and management of these strategies; actions to research, design or foster the implementation and management of these strategies; actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category. actions to inform and educate which contribute to the attainment of this category.

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3 Watershed Watershed Projects of Trust funded watershed improvement projects: Examples of Trust funded watershed improvement projects: Upper Elkhorn NRD – East Branch Verdigris Creek Loup Basin RC&D – Cedar River Corridor Nemaha NRD: Iron Horse Trail Lake, Kirkman’s Cover Watershed and Turkey Creek Watershed PrairieLand RC&D – Shell Creek Watershed Lower Platte North NRD – Sand & Duck Creek/Lake Wanahoo and Skull Creek Watershed Lower Big Blue NRD – Swan 5 Watershed City of Omaha – Lake Zorinsky Watershed

4 Water Quality Activities Funded by the Trust : Best Management Practices Land Use Changes Livestock Waste Management Wetland Restoration/Enhancement Bank Stabilization/Sediment Removal Buffer strips Abandoned Well Closure Irrigation Improvements Pesticide/Household Hazardous Waste Collections

5 Education Activities University of Nebraska – Urban Lead & Water Quality Protection Project University of Nebraska – Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans The Groundwater Foundation – Blue River Basin Community Protection Project

6 Partnerships The Trust encourages public/private partnerships Need community support for large-scale projects – involve them in planning, project design, and evaluation Research all available resources for funding (NRCS, DEQ, NRD’s) – figure out who can pay for each practice and apply for funding

7 General Trust Applications Due September 4, 2007 Recommendations released Feb Awards final April 2008 Applications can be found on website:

8 Public Information & Education MiniGrants (PIE) Purpose: environmental education activities Purpose: environmental education activities Including: workshops, conferences, guides, pamphlets Including: workshops, conferences, guides, pamphlets $2,500 maximum award – quarterly grants $2,500 maximum award – quarterly grants Next deadline – January 3, 2007 (awarded Feb. 8, 2007) Next deadline – January 3, 2007 (awarded Feb. 8, 2007)

9 Contact Information Lisa Beethe Grants Administrator Nebraska Environmental Trust 700 South 16 th Street Lincoln, NE (402)


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