The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) has a vacant seat on their Board of Directors. Chris Carlson of Norfolk announced his resignation at the June 23rd board meeting. Carlson is moving outside of the district boundaries and will no longer be able to represent the people of Subdistrict #2.
Carlson, who has served on the board since 2005, encouraged the board and staff to continue their mission of conservation and water management. He said, “Don’t be afraid to speak up and say what’s on your mind. The board is better for it, and we can learn the most from people we may disagree with.” He complimented the board for their leadership and added, “I believe we have one of the best NRDs in the state.” Over the years, Carlson has been very passionate about the conservation practices and cost-share programs available for producers, including cover crops. He continued, “There is so much more to discover in the world of conservation.” The board accepted his resignation and will advertise the vacancy in July.
The LENRD board also voted to replace the generator at Maskenthine Lake. This was one of the last items on the list of equipment to be replaced following the June 16, 2014 tornado. The Stanton tornado, one of four tornadoes that struck down in northeast Nebraska that day, ripped through the north edge of the recreation area, destroying the LENRD’s tree distribution center and tree nursery, the maintenance building, the superintendent’s residence, vehicles and equipment. LENRD Assistant General Manager, Ken Berney, said, “After two years, we have now replaced most of what was destroyed that day.”
The next board of directors meeting will be held on Thursday, July 28th at the LENRD office in Norfolk. Visit the district’s website for the latest news, agendas, and updates.