This just dropped on our main Game & Parks Commission FaceBook page, might as well share it around:
This year marks the 25th year of Nebraska’s Aquatic Habitat Program! The first of its kind in the nation in 1997, the program has since succeeded in:
Generating more than $90 million for improvements to 137 water bodies.
Enhancing aquatic ecosystems by implementing restoration techniques in-lake and in the watersheds that feed them.
Improving accessibility to the water, through the installation of boat ramps, kayak launches, fishing piers and sidewalks or paths to the waterfront.
Improving water quality and clarity that benefits an entire watershed.
Creating of wetland and wetland complexes, which promotes species diversity and richness, filters pollution, stores sediment, and captures nutrients that otherwise would cause harmful algae blooms.
Generating recreational opportunities through the improved health of a waterbody, including kayaking, camping, hunting, wildlife viewing and outdoor photography.
Increasing biodiversity attracting or creating habitat for migratory and water birds, muskrats, beavers, otters, aquatic plants, and even deer and turkeys.
Follow along as we highlight nine of our top AHP projects throughout 2022.
Stay tuned. You will be hearing more about this in the coming days!