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Southwest Weed Management hosting site showings this month PDF Print E-mail
    Southwest Weed Management Area and Southwest Nebraska RC&D will be hosting site showings highlighting the work done with invasive weed removal on the Republican River.
    Everyone is welcome to attend.
    Each showing will start with a video and powerpoint presentation by Project Coordinator Tim Smith followed by a tour of work done in each county.
    Tours available are:
April 21—Dundy County; 1 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Meeting Room, NRCS Office, Benkelman.
April 22—Hitchcock County; 1 p.m. at the NRCS Office in Trenton.
April 23—Red Willow/Furnas Counties; 1 p.m. at the SW RC&D Office; 611 Paxton St., Cambridge.
    Southwest Weed Management Area has completed the second year of invasive plant removal on the Republican River. This work was made possible with a $1.5 million grant funded through Legislative Bill 701 and administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.  
    SWWMA removed invasive species in the Republican River from the Colorado border to the diversion dam east of Cambridge. Species targeted were Phragmites, Eastern Red Cedar, Salt Cedar and Russian Olive. Crews removed around 2,000 acres of invasive species during the two-year project.
    SWWMA was recently awarded an additional grant for continuing work along the Republican River. More information about this grant, and other possible funding will be discussed during the tours.