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Fort Kearny, state parks seeking seasonal workers

A man works in the entry kiosk at a state park.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring immediately for seasonal jobs at its state park areas, including Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. Openings are for a variety of positions across the state. All experience levels are welcome. Fort Kearny’s hiring opportunities include groundskeeping, visitor center staff and booth staff. The hiring rate for these seasonal positions has been increased 33%, starting at $12 an hour, and additional growth opportunities are available. These positions offer hands-on training in an engaging …

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Lake Mac, state parks seeking seasonal workers

A woman mows the lawn at a state park area.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring immediately for seasonal jobs at its state park areas, including Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area. Openings are for a variety of positions across the state. All experience levels are welcome. Lake McConaughy has hiring opportunities for office staff, groundskeeping, security and kiosk staff. The hiring rate for these seasonal positions has been increased 33%, starting at $12 an hour, and additional growth opportunities are available. These positions offer hands-on training in an …

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Fort Robinson, state parks seeking seasonal workers 

Woman sweeping the deck.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring immediately for seasonal jobs at its state park areas, including Fort Robinson State Park. Openings are for a variety of positions across the state. All experience levels are welcome. Fort Robinson is hiring restaurant staff as well as wranglers for horseback rides. The hiring rate for these seasonal positions has been increased 33%, starting at $12 an hour, and additional growth opportunities are available. These positions offer hands-on training in an engaging …

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Game and Parks names Fields Parks Division administrator

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Nebraska Game and Parks has selected Jeff Fields as the agency’s new Parks Division administrator. Fields, a native of Tilden, Nebraska, began his new duties April 11. Fields came to the agency in 1992, working as a seasonal employee for the Resource Services Division. After working in law enforcement and park management in Iowa for several years, he returned to Game and Parks in 1998 to serve as superintendent of Ponca State Park. In 2017, he became the regional park …

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Help document urban wildlife by participating in City Nature Challenge

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Nebraskans of all ages are invited to participate in the City Nature Challenge, a global event to find and document urban wildlife. The challenge, which is April 29 to May 8, is a chance to look for nature in urban areas and learn about the animal and plant life discovered there. Using the free iNaturalist app, participants will photograph wildlife and upload their observations to the app between April 29-May 2. They’ll then help identify observations between May 3-8. Wildlife …

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Temporary campfire ban continues in Nebraska state parks 

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The temporary ban on campfires remains in effect at central and western Nebraska state parks as drought conditions have triggered extreme fire danger. Additional parks may be added if drought conditions persist. Because of regularly changing conditions, guests should call park areas prior to arrival to determine whether a fire ban is in effect. Parks will make determinations by working with local emergency managers and fire departments. Those recreating in areas where campfires are allowed should use extreme caution and …

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Win adventure in 2022 Take ’em Fishing challenge

Take 'em Fishing logo and images of anglers

Take ’em Fishing is all about sharing the experience of the sport. It’s about the excitement of feeling the tug of the line in your fingers for the first time. About the sound of someone’s first catch — big or small. It’s about the memories made. And the adventures to come. Participants in the 2022 Nebraska Game and Parks fishing challenge will have a chance to win adventure through this year’s four grand prizes: three Stay and Play fishing adventures, …

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Be safe when paddling Nebraska waters this spring

Scenes from 2012 Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop at Nebraska 4-H Camp, Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District, Near Halsey. Kayaking on Middle Loup River. Instructor Suzanne Ridder of NGPC.

Nothing brings out paddlers like unseasonably warm temperatures. Those enjoying Nebraska’s water bodies and water trails are urged to be cautious this spring. While air temperatures can warm quickly, water temperatures still can be dangerous. Nebraska Game and Parks has the following safety tips for spring kayakers: There’s safety in numbers, so paddle with a friend or friends. Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return home. Watch the weather forecast; it can change quickly. …

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Martin Bay access closed for road improvements at Lake Mac

An aerial photo shows the Martin Bay bayside boat ramp

Access to Martin Bay at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area is temporarily closed effective March 31 for an asphalt road improvement project. Walleye spawn anglers should anticipate parking on the south end of the dam during the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed in late May prior to the Memorial Day holiday. The Martin Bay intersection at Highway 61 was closed the morning of March 31 so Martin Bay Recreation Road can get an asphalt overlay. …

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Two angler creel surveys to begin at Lake McConaughy in April

It’s the time of year for Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to survey Lake McConaughy anglers for information that assists in statewide fisheries management decisions. Two surveys will be conducted at the state recreation area starting April 1: A daytime survey will take place April through October with clerks approaching anglers at boat ramps and shoreline locations. A nighttime survey on walleye spawn will take place April to May, with survey stations set up at parking lots at the dam …

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