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Arbor Lodge SHP to host final signature event Oct. 1-2

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Help Nebraska state parks wrap up their summerlong centennial celebration by attending a final signature event Oct. 1-2 at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City. Guests may compete in Baskets and Blankets: An Evening Harvest Picnic contest on Oct. 1 for a chance to win a custom picnic set-up for two courtesy of Pic’d on Purpose of Omaha or a two-night cabin stay at a Nebraska state park. Judges will look for tablescapes incorporating natural …

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Find 100 birds during Nebraska parks centennial year

LINCOLN, Neb. — In honor of 100 years of state parks, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is calling on birders to find and identify 100 bird species in its park areas by the end of 2021. Birders of all experience levels are invited to visit Game and Parks’ state parks, state recreation areas, state historical parks or wildlife management areas to spot birds and log them using eBird or iNaturalist. Both are available online or via mobile app. Once …

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June offers ways to celebrate state park system centennial

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LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission parks system centennial is in full swing, and June still offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate at state parks across the state. So hop in the car and hit the road for one of the following opportunities for adventure. Rock Creek Station hosts Ranch Life Saturdays LINCOLN, Neb. — Travel back in time to the mid-1800s during living history Saturdays at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park in southeast Nebraska. From …

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Join the centennial birthday bash at Chadron on June 11-12


LINCOLN, Neb. — Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in celebrating the parks system centennial year with a two-day birthday bash June 11-12 at Chadron State Park. Game and Parks Director Jim Douglas, joined by Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, and Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation Chairman Jim Abel will welcome guests to the celebration during an 11 a.m. ceremony Saturday at the sports field. “State lawmakers in 1921 recognized the value of creating our …

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Your Parks Adventure challenge launches June 1

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is challenging outdoor enthusiasts in 2021 to explore the diverse state park system in honor of the parks’ centennial through the Your Parks Adventure challenge. Starting June 1, participants who visit any state parks or recreation areas, snap a photo at a designated station, and submit it and their story online are eligible to win prizes. Designated selfie stations will be at 100 sites among Game and Parks’ 76 state park, …

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Discover Nebraska’s Nine State Historical Parks in New Documentary on NET

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A video preview and photo is available at http://netnebraska.org/news-releases/discover-nebraskas-nine-state-historical-parks-new-documentary-net. For more information, contact Kim Rogers at krogers@netNebraska.org. LINCOLN, Neb. – Just in time for summer road trip planning, NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, premieres “Adventures in History: Discovering Nebraska’s State Historical Parks.” The documentary, produced in partnership with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, airs at 7 p.m. CT, Sunday, May 23, on NET World. Program host and narrator Stephanie Arne, an accomplished conservationist, explores each of Nebraska’s …

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Collector’s edition of Nebraskaland hits newsstands

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A special collector’s edition of Nebraskaland Magazine now is available for purchase on newsstands and online. The edition, triple the average magazine size, celebrates the Nebraska state park system, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Packed inside the glossy magazine are features on the parks people know and love; tips for sought-after outdoor activities, outdoor cooking recipes and special memories from Michael Forsberg — who at one time worked for the Nebraska Game and Parks …

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Victoria Springs gets spruced up in time for centennial celebration

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Visitors to Victoria Springs, Nebraska’s first state recreation area, will enjoy upgrades at this oasis in the Sandhills just in time for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission parks system centennial celebration. Recent improvements mean campers will have 50-amp electrical service at 21 new camping sites. Additional basic camping sites are available on the south end of the campground. Later this spring, two new concrete latrines also will be installed to enhance the shower house and …

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Lesson plans highlight Nebraska park system

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LINCOLN, Neb. — A new set of lesson plans offers teachers of those in kindergarten through sixth grade opportunities to integrate the Nebraska State Parks Centennial into their classrooms. Ten plans and one interactive map explore different facets of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission park system, which dates to 1921 when Chadron State Park became the first of 76 park areas in the state. The lesson plans — adapted for classrooms, online learning or informal settings — are downloadable …

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Game and Parks partners with Grow Nebraska for centennial year swag

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Outdoors fans now can show their Nebraska parks pride with merchandise celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission parks system. A variety of items, from camper favorites to collectibles, will be available online through Grow Nebraska. Find a direct link to the shop through YourNebraskaParks100.org/merchandise. “The partnership with Grow Nebraska is a great one, and one that will help get these commemorative products in outdoor enthusiasts’ hands — no matter where they live,” …

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