- Open House #1 - Thursday, September 30, 2010
- Charles H. Gere Library
- 2400 South 56th Street (56th & Normal)
- 5 to 7:30 pm (20 minute presentations at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm)
Open discussions with City and NRD staff and the scientists and engineers working on the Basin Plan to improve water quality in Antelope Creek.
Open House Summary
A key component to the success of the Basin Plan is public input and education. The project overall will include four newsletters, Advisory Council meetings, stakeholder meetings, a website, and interest group meetings focusing on neighborhood associations and commercial property owners. The first of two open houses was held September 30, 2010, with nearly 100 people in attendance; the final Open House is anticipated for July 2011. Below are a few questions from those attending with corresponding answers from the first Open House meeting:
- Q: How can an individual property owner have a positive impact on the watershed?
- A: Individuals can do simple things like using a non-phosphorus fertilizer, sweeping excess fertilizer from sidewalks and driveways, and picking up pet waste . If a lot of property owners each do a little, there will be a positive impact on the basin with improved water quality.
- Q: How will projects identified in the Basin Plan be funded?
- A: City of Lincoln Storm Bonds, Lower Platte South NRD Funds, and grants received from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality are key funding sources.
- Q: Will this Basin Plan eliminate flooding issues in the Antelope Creek?
- A: The Basin Plan focuses on improving water quality, not reducing flooding impacts. Numerous other plans completed by the City and NRD have focused on flood control.
Eldon Ogorzolka won a rain barrel at the open house, provided by the City of Lincoln.
Open House Presentation (5.66 M)