National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26th

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April 26th    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Got Drugs?  Coming up on April 26th, several area law enforcement agencies will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on that Saturday, you can bring in your outdated and unwanted medications for proper disposal.

One participating agency is the Valley County Sheriff’s office.  They are located in the Valley County Courthouse in downtown Ord.  They ask that you use the doors on the east side of the courthouse.  The Garfield County Sherriff’s office in Burwell will also be accepting medications that day. 

Announcing our Earth Day Drawing Contest for 5th Grade!

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd and to celebrate, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is sponsoring a drawing contest for 5th grade North loup Scotiastudents. Students may enter the contest by drawing their design on a plain, white sheet of 8 ½” x 11” paper. The student’s name and school must be written on the back of the drawing in pencil. Homeschooled students are also welcome to send in entries. The theme for this year’s contest is “Respect the River: Keeping our waterways clean and beautiful.” Mail the entries to Keep Loup Basin Beautiful by April 15, 2014.

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Awards Grant to Keep Loup Basin Beautiful

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful was awarded a grant in the amount of $65,000 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s KLBB logo 02242014Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program.  Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is a project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council.  Altogether, the state received 53 applications requesting more than $2.4 million for litter reduction and recycling projects.  A total of $2.0 million was awarded to 51 projects throughout Nebraska.  Anita Olson, KLBB Director said “We are very excited about being awarded this grant because it ensures that we can continue providing our services free of charge, and also create new recycling and waste reduction programs to benefit more communities.”

The grant program provides funds annually to Nebraska projects in three areas:  public education, cleanup and recycling.  The funds awarded to Keep Loup Basin Beautiful through public education funds will be used to provide environmental education leading to waste reduction, litter prevention, recycling and beautification.  These educational programs are provided for all residents of the thirteen counties served by Keep Loup Basin Beautiful free of charge.  School programs are the main focus for Keep Loup Basin Beautiful, but other projects include

KLBB receives CLPP award at the KAB 2014 Conference

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful was recognized at the national conference for Linda’s work in 2013 with the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.  This CLPP Award at 2014 conference (3)was the first time Keep Loup Basin Beautiful had participated in the program.  Thanks to funding from Keep America Beautiful and their corporate sponsors, we were able to get several outdoor receptacles for businesses around Burwell, as well as car and pocket receptacles that were given out at fairs and events last summer.

The Ins and Outs of Recycling – Workshop

Thursday January 30, 2014
5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
807 H Street,
Burwell Nebraska –  In the Pathway Bank Professional Center

Make recycling your New Year’s resolution!  Join Keep Loup Basin Beautiful for a fun and educational workshop all about recycling.  Find out what’s recyclable in this area.  Discover what happens to your garbage after you toss it in the bin.  Learn how to tell when a container is recyclable, and what you do and don’t need to do before you recycle it.  You’ll also find out what the arrows

Recycle your broken Christmas lights!

The holiday season is upon us and you know what that means…hot chocolate, mistletoe, and freezing your fingers off trying to get those old strands of lights working!  Don’t stress out.  If you have strands of lights that you need to get rid of, don’t throw them away!  Instead, bring them in to be recycled.

Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award – Loup City FCCLA

The Loup City High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization won an Award of Excellence for their America Recycles Day activities during the June 29, 2013  Keep Nebraska Beautiful Annual Conference in Nebraska City. 

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful receives Keep Nebraska Beautiful Gold Award

KLBB award

During the Keep Nebraska Beautiful annual conference on June 27, 2013 held at the Nebraska City Lied Center, Keep Loup Basin beautiful was awarded the “Gold Affiliate” recognition. This is the highest level of achievement for the Nebraska Keep America Beautiful affiliates.

Pictured, Linda Studnicka, Director of Keep Loup Basin Beautiful and Mike Hazen
from the Keep Nebraska Beautiful Board of Directors.

Ord High School FBLA

Local High School Group Earn Recognition for Waste Reduction/Recycling Efforts

Honored at Keep America Beautiful Conference in Washington D.C. in January and at the FBLA Spring Banquet on April 30, 2013, the Ord High School Future Business Leaders of America was awarded the National Distinguished Service plaque in the Youth/School Waste Reduction/Recycling category for their Continue reading

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Awards Grant

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has awarded the Loup Basin RC&D Council a grant in the amount of $34,966 to be used for the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Affiliate, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful.  This organization is a project of the RC&D Council, and serves residents in nine central Nebraska counties.  DEQ logoThe DNEQ provides funds annually to Nebraska projects in the categories of public environmental education, cleanups and recycling. Altogether, the NDEQ was able to fund fifty-six applications for 2013. Continue reading

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful wins National Award

Local Keep America Beautiful affiliate, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful, was presented the National Keep America Beautiful (KAB) 2012 Great American Cleanup (GAC) Best Activation Award at the Keep America Beautiful Conference held in Washington, DC on January 29th.   Continue reading