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Stars, Strolls & S’mores event scheduled in Norfolk area this summer

LINCOLN, Neb. – Participate in Stars, Strolls & S’mores and discover outdoor and nature opportunities in the Norfolk area. This series includes three Moon Walk events held on Wednesday evenings close to the full moon. Each Moon Walk begins at 7:30 p.m., requires a mile of walking, and lasts up to two hours. The Moon Walk includes an introduction, a hike to a designated area for presentations, and a snack of s’mores. “The purpose of the Moon Walk is to …

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Volunteers needed to plant milkweed seedlings for monarchs along Cowboy Trail

LINCOLN – Volunteers in towns along the Cowboy Trail are invited to support monarch butterfly conservation by helping the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission plant milkweed seedlings on the trail right-of-way. Monarch butterflies have seen significant population declines in the past several years. One of the primary reasons for their decline is lack of milkweed plants, which are critical in the life cycle of the monarch. Eggs are laid only on milkweed plants, and caterpillars eat milkweed leaves exclusively. Game …

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Duane Westerholt Memorial Kiosk Dedication on Cowboy Trail Set for Nov. 6

LINCOLN – The public is invited to join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for the Duane Westerholt Memorial Kiosk Dedication on the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail west of Norfolk on Nov. 6. The event honoring Westerholt’s contribution to the trail will take place at 11 a.m. at the kiosk located at a trail bridge over the Elkhorn River 3 miles west of TaHaZouka Park. Westerholt, during a 40-year career with the Commission, oversaw the Cowboy Trail and obtained …

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Join Cowboy Trail Tour May 17-23

LINCOLN – The public is invited to join two Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staffers on a Cowboy Trail bicycle tour May 17-23 from Norfolk to Valentine. Riders may join Jenny Nguyen and Jamie Bachmann for all or any segment of the 195-mile tour, which begins at Norfolk’s TaHaZouka Park at 8 a.m. All riders must arrange their transportation. A summary of the itinerary: May 17 – Norfolk to Neligh; May 18 – Neligh to O’Neill; May 19 – O’Neill …

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Supreme Court Ruling Won’t Affect Cowboy Trail

LINCOLN – A recent Supreme Court ruling on the ownership of abandoned railways won’t affect Nebraska’s Cowboy Trail. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that after a railroad has abandoned a line, the land should revert to owners of the adjacent property instead of to the federal government. Some fear the ruling threatens Rails to Trails projects across the country built on abandoned railways. The Cowboy Trail, however, is built on land that has been railbanked, rather than …

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Cowboy Trail Bridge Ribbon Cutting Near Norfolk on June 1

LINCOLN, Neb. – A ribbon cutting for the new Cowboy Trail Bridge near Norfolk is set for June 1 at 10:30 a.m. The Cowboy Trail Bridge, formally known as Broken Bridge, spans 200 feet across the Elkhorn River and is designed to look similar to the historic trestle railroad bridge that was washed out during the 2010 flood. The event will be preceded by fun and educational activities along the trail beginning at TaHaZouka Park in Norfolk. Participants can begin …

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