Community Forestry Program

Community Forestry

Through the Community Forestry program, the Lower Platte North NRD shares the cost of planting trees and shrubs on public land with communities. Eligible sites may include school grounds, parks, cemeteries, street right-of-ways, and other public ground.

Cost-share Rate

The district will pay up to 50% of the cost for an eligible project, with a maximum of $1,000 a year. Any village, town or city in the district can apply for cost-share funds.

Project Proposal

Community Forestry

Applicants must submit a project proposal, including all of the following information. (Assistance with the project proposal is available from the NRD; contact Bob Heimann.)

Project Sponsors

The project proposal should identify the village, town or city applying for cost-share funds, including the name, address and phone number of the person coordinating the project.

Project Description

The project description should include:

Cost Estimate

The cost estimate should include:

Funding Sources

The funding sources portion of the proposal should include:

Supplemental Information

The following supplemental information should be provided:

To Apply

When a project proposal is complete, it should be sumbitted to the NRD for consideration by the Board of Directors. The board will consider requests for cost-share funding on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Us

Lower Platte North NRD
PO Box 126
Wahoo, NE 68066
toll-free 1.888.764.0543
Fax 402.443.5339

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