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Birds and Breakfast event set for Feb. 11 at Ponca SP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Treat yourself and your valentine to birding counts and hikes, breakfast and a scavenger hunt during Ponca State Park’s Birds and Breakfast event Saturday, Feb. 11. Cabin guests and birders can enjoy a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and sausage links, which is free to cabin guests. Call the park at 402-755-2284 to register. The day’s activities also include Great Backyard Bird Count tours with an expert birder from the Loess Hills Audubon Society, a …

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Enjoy holiday, winter festivities at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN – Celebrate the season with winter and holiday fun at Ponca State Park (SP). Now through the last day of winter, the park offers a variety of seasonal events for the whole family. Christmas in the Woods features crafts, educational programs, free family portraits and lighted hayrack rides. The event is held each Saturday now through Dec. 17. Show off your handiwork during the 3rd Annual Snowman Building Contest, open now through March 19. The first place prize is …

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Day of fun, educational activities planned for Nov. 12 at Ponca SP

LINCOLN – Get outdoors for a fall day of fun, educational activities for all ages Nov. 12 at Ponca State. Take an introductory archery course from 9-11 a.m. using the park’s equipment. Participants must be at least 5 years of age. At 1 p.m., Critter Corner will introduce guests to wildlife found along the Missouri River. A scavenger hunt hike at 3 p.m. will give participants a chance to win prizes by identifying trees, collecting leaves and searching for tracks …

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Day of fun, educational activities planned for Nov. 5 at Ponca SP

LINCOLN – Enjoy an autumn day of fun and education for all ages Nov. 5 at Ponca State (SP). Take an introductory archery course from 9-11 a.m. using the park’s equipment. Participants must be at least 5 years of age. At 1 p.m., Critter Corner will introduce guests to wildlife found along the Missouri River. An outdoor cooking class at 3 p.m. will allow participants to cook treats in a Dutch oven over a campfire. A park permit is required …

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Commission approves Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved the Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan at its meeting Oct. 21 at Ponca State Park (SP). The plan will serve as a road map for future development and desired conditions at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas (SRA) for the next 20 years. Among the plans goals are to provide quality memorable experiences for users through diverse recreational opportunities, to increase visitation during non-peak periods, and to protect threatened …

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Commission to consider Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider a staff recommendation to approve the Lake McConaughy/Lake Ogallala Master Plan when it meets Oct. 21 at Ponca State Park (SP). If approved, the plan would serve as a road map for future development and desired conditions at the Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala for the next 20 years. More information about the proposed plan is available at OutdoorNebraska.gov/LakeMcConaughyPlan. The Commission meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at Ponca SP’s …

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Great Weekend!

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Got home Sunday afternoon from our annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend.  What a great weekend it was!!!!!  The weather was the best ever this year, but it was so much more than that. . . . For the first time this year, the workshop was held at Ponca State Park.  If you have never been to Ponca, you should be required to go.  It is a beautiful park in a beautiful location.  Here was sunrise over the foggy Missouri River …

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Nature and Outdoor Recreation Workshops Set for Aug. 27 at Ponca SP

LINCOLN – Enjoy hands-on presentations and workshops on outdoor recreation and wildlife at Ponca State Park (SP) Aug. 27. Introductory courses on archery and shotguns will be offered, with all equipment provided. Participants can also see, touch and sometimes smell live critters, furs, feathers and shells at the Critter Corner. Stop by the Sneaky Snakes presentation to touch and learn more about Nebraska’s snakes, and take a hayrack park tour to learn everything you’d like to know about Ponca SP. …

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Ponca SP to Host Day Full of Family Activities Aug. 20

LINCOLN – Bring the family to Ponca State Park on Aug. 20 for a day full of fun and educational activities. Kids can participate in introductory courses on archery, shotguns and fly fishing, learn about wildlife found along the Missouri River, and discover interesting things about insects while they decorate their own “bug visors.” The entire family can learn everything there is to know about the Ponca State Park with a hayrack tour of the park. A park permit is …

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Prairie Restoration and Management Workshop at Ponca State Park on Aug. 30

LINCOLN – Learn new management techniques for prairie restoration and pollinators at a free workshop Aug. 30 at Ponca State Park. The event, which is open to the public, also will include a tour of a Nebraska Natural Legacy Project Demonstration Site. This workshop will focus on high-diversity grassland plantings and restoration. This event is for landowners, conservation practitioners, Conservation Reserve Program owners, game farm and lodge owners, ranchers, agency managers, county weed inspectors, backyard native garden enthusiasts, natural resource …

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