News from The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters

By Chelsea Johnson, Deputy Director of the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters and the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund

Now in the depths of spring, we at the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters have had a busy season thus far. From bringing together over 150 Nebraskans to hear from world-renowned nature photographer, David Thoreson, in May to lobbying on Capitol Hill for sound conservation policies last weekend, we’re excited about the energy surrounding the conservation of our state’s beautiful natural resources.


  • NCEF Directors host solar workshops in Columbus and Fremont

NCEF Common Ground organizers have been working hard to bring solar energy education to various communities in the Northeast region of the state. Check out this write-up about NCEF’s solar presentation from the Columbus Telegram, and take a look through these photos from the group’s tour of the Fremont Community Solar Farm and the Lon D. Wright Power Plant. Learn more about Common Ground’s local events at  our Facebook page.
Photo: NCEF Common Ground Team

  • Upcoming Event: Common Ground Town Hall with Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning

Join NCEF for this event, which will include discussion about community development, citizen involvement, and renewable energy in Northeast Nebraska.

Where: Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
When: Wednesday, June 27th from 5 – 7 PM

This event is free and open to the public, but please register here if you plan to attend.

  • We’re hiring!

We are hiring Common Ground AmeriCorps members, who will serve from September 1, 2018 to August 31st, 2019. As an AmeriCorps Member with the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF), you will increase knowledge of and concern for the most important conservation issues facing our state through our Nebraska-wide Common Ground Program. You will recruit, coach, and support local community volunteers in implementing conservation projects, and build partnerships between conservation professionals, local and state government, and your fellow community members.

Apply here to join our team of organizers that provide conservation education and outreach to every corner of our state. Benefits of being an AmeriCorps member include a living stipend, education award, and joining a prestigious, nationwide group  of people who are committed to giving back to their communities.

Positions are available in Lincoln, Omaha, York, Grand Island, North Platte, and Scottsbluff. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 1 or until all positions are filled.

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