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Enjoy Events in September at Niobrara SP

LINCOLN – Throughout September, Niobrara State Park (SP) will hold a variety of family-friendly events for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

Scheduled events are:

— Sept. 2, National Park Service Presents: Missouri National Recreational River – A National Park: Learn more about the Missouri National Recreational River and its history as a park.

— Sept. 3, Buffalo Cookout and Nebraska Humanities Program: Music of the Plains: David Marsh will share stories and songs about the pioneers who settled the Plains.

— Sept. 4, Sidewalk Chalk Art with Bird and Emerald Ash Borer Program: A naturalist program for kids will follow the sidewalk art project.

— Sept. 4, National Park Service Special Event: Children will participate in interactive activities at an educational trailer.

— Sept. 10, Night Owl 5K Run/Walk: The race begins at 8 p.m. with awards and a meal to follow. Registration is $25. Pre-register by calling 402-857-3373.

Niobrara SP will also host a high school cross country invitational on Sept. 1.

Niobrara SP is located west of Niobrara in Knox County. A park entry permit is required. For more information, call 402-857-3373 and visit Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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