Posts from February 2019
Posted February 15, 2019 at 12:23 PM by Amanda Frentz
We want to see how many birds the public can find this weekend for the Great Backyard Bird Count!
Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.
Posted February 4, 2019 at 12:17 PM by Amanda Frentz
We LOVE our volunteers! On Saturday, February 2, 2019, nine UNO students, eight folks from St. Peter's Presbyterian Church, one Holy Cross student, one Sewage and Water Board representative, and five City Park staff worked to clear drains in the Park! Even two boys who were at the Park for a birthday party joined to help! What a group! The more storm water the Park can take from neighborhoods, the better for the neighborhoods! The group cleaned 17 catch basins and 30 additional catch basins were tagged with SWB markers along Lelong Ave. and Drefous Dr.
We cannot keep the Park looking as good as it does without the help from the community. If you or your group would like to volunteer at the Park, email Tyler Havens at email@example.com. Always wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle.