Become a Waterwise Community
Do you want to improve and protect water resources in your community?
Here is a collection of resources from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and our partners that can help you as a homeowner, engaged citizen or community leader improve the way your community uses and protects our water resources.
Community Ever Green House in Gering Nebraska
See how this greenhouse, which already does amazing work to provide the panhandle with locally grown produce, used a bioswale to collect the rainwater from their greenhouse roof. Water is of particular interest to the Community Ever Green House, not only because it is a limited resource in the panhandle, but because it is the only building in Nebraska to be heated by a passive solar system! The steeply sloping roof is oriented south and solar heat is stored in barrels of water to heat the building.
Water Dogs, a program of UNL Extension Master Gardeners
Extension Educators have trained volunteers who are ready to share what they have learned with others in their communities to increase homeowners water use efficiency and increase the health of their soils. If you are interested in participating, please contact your local Extension Educator listed in the Water Dogs Team.
Find recordings of their trainings here.
- Irrigation System Audit
- Manage Soil Compaction
- Water Needs of Turfgrass Species
- Water Use Guidelines
Is your landscape Weather Ready?
Kelly Feehan, Extension Educator from Columbus, gave a talk on the Water Dogs during one of our Waterwise Webinars:
Take a virtual tour of Green Infrastructure projects
Join Katie Pekarek on a virtual tour of projects from Scottsbluff to Omaha, this tour does require registration. Find out more.
Waterwise is a program of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and is funded by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy.