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Poll Results on Fracking Waste Disposal
The Nebraska Sierra Club announced the release of the Nebraska Poll’s findings regarding the attitudes of Nebraskans toward fracking waste disposal. “We are not surprised that the overwhelming majority of Nebraskans strongly oppose our state being used as a dumping ground for toxic out of state fracking waste,” said Ken Winston, Nebraska Sierra Club policy advocate. “The fact these are the findings of the Nebraska Poll is significant, since it is one of the oldest and most respected polls of the state, renowned for its reliability and credibility.”
The topline findings of the poll can be found under the Issues Tab in Fracking
Sierra Club Program - Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m.
“Adams Park Wetlands Learning Center” with Gregg Fripp of Whispering Roots
First United Methodist Church Room 112
7020 Cass St. Omaha NE 68132
(Enter north door Education Wing, Door 6)
Construction has started at Adams Park, site of the future Wetlands Learning Center. Adams Park, in North Omaha, is located on the historic Omaha boulevard system. Creighton Boulevard winds through the park, which is bound by Maple Street on the south, Bedford Ave. on the north, and 31st Ave and 36th St. Adams Park is a large 68-acre urban park that has been greatly under-utilized in the past.
The Wetlands Learning Center is an outgrowth of the City of Omaha’s community-based Adams Park Master Plan of 2012. The master plan featured sustainable urban landscaping and called for an urban agriculture center to include green houses, farming and gardening areas, and a community learning center.
The Wetlands Learning Center will include a greenhouse, wetlands and aquaculture/aquaponics research and laboratory space. The center will house constructed wetlands to provide hands-on learning opportunities. In addition to these indoor areas an outdoor interpretive trail will connect the center to the actual wetlands, providing opportuinites for outdoor learning experiences.
While the buildings are in the planning/design stages, construction has started on the wetlands.
Greg Fripp of Whispering Roots Aquaponics is part of the planning team, and is eager to share the plans for the park and new learning center with us. In addition, Greg will touch on some of the agriculture/aquaponics features of the nearby 75 North project.
Join the Sierra Club for an interesting evening as we learn about the new Wetlands Learning Center. Sierra Club programs are free and open to th public. For more information go to sierranebraska.org.