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Last updated 1:39AM ET
February 28, 2021
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Invasive plant removal project gets underway in the Panhandle
(NET Radio) - A major effort to remove water-robbing plant species from along the Platte River in the panhandle begins next week. Dennis Beyer is with the High Plains Weed Management Association. He says contractors are lined up to begin efforts on Tuesday, July 15th. The plan, Beyer says, is to eradicate Salt Cedar, Russian Olive, and other invasive species in a stretch along the waterway from the Wyoming state line to Lake McConaughy. Beyer says the effort will last at least a year and a half, and he anticipates it could be much longer as more landowners sign up. The project is being funded through federal pass-through money provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund and from legislation passed on the last session. 57 landowners have already signed on to the project.

To sign up call Dennis Beyer at 308-633-1264 or 308-641-7172, or landowner coordinator Roy Lyles at 308-672-6782.

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