Katie Pekarek - Extension Educator
Have you ever wondered about the water quality in your favorite lake? Or perhaps you’ve planned a day at the lake only to see a sign that says “Health Alert” and not known what that meant.
Join us, as we tour some of the newest stormwater management projects in Omaha and re-visit established green infrastructure projects. Six of this year’s tour stops are new to the tour! Criteria for tour stop selection included ensuring a variety of consultants, various project scales, various management practices, and availability of tour guides.
Tour stops will include:
Managing aquatic plants in a pond or lake can be like walking a tight rope, especially in shallow lakes. When lakes receive excess nutrients, primarily phosphorus in Nebraska, the result can be a dense growth of aquatic plants. But when too many aquatic plants are removed, water clarity and algae problems may follow.
The 2017 Spring Stormwater Symposium brought together professionals from both public and private sectors to learn from local, regional and national experts. The symposium will focused on examples of stormwater program funding and management, and took an in-depth look into the life cycle of a successful stormwater management project.