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Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Receives Grants for Habitat Restoration

May 26, 2009 The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture will receive over $600,000 funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year for four major grants supporting wildlife habitat projects in the Rainwater Basin. The Wetland Habitat Restoration and Protection grant will contribute to a wide variety of habitat projects throughout the

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Rainwater Basin Named “Landscape of Hemispheric Importance” for Shorebirds

April 1, 2009 Manomet, MA — The Executive Office of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) at Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences has announced the designation of Nebraska’s Rainwater Basin as its first Landscape of Hemispheric Importance. The Rainwater Basin is  6,100-square-mile region of shallow playa wetlands located south

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Former RWBJV Coordinator Honored by Ducks Unlimited

March 20, 2009 Steve Moran, former coordinator of the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture was one of six recipients of the 2009 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award from Ducks Unlimited. The awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the restoration and conservation of North America’s wetlands and waterfowl, were

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Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Hosts 2009 Wetland Tour

March 16, 2009 York, Nebraska – The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture hosted guests from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, Nebraska Legislature, and Nebraska congressional staffs at the 2009 Wetland Tour on March 16. The tour visited public and privately-owned wetland sites in the eastern Rainwater Basin. In addition to seeing a

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Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Names New Coordinator

January 30, 2009 Grand Island — Andy Bishop of Grand Island has been selected as the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture’s new Coordinator, beginning February 1. In his new role, Bishop will facilitate the cooperative efforts of landowners, conservation groups, government agencies and others to protect and restore migratory bird habitat

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Colleagues Say “Aloha” to Nebraska Conservation Leader

January 16, 2009 GRAND ISLAND – After fifteen years as coordinator of the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, Steve Moran said goodbye to co-workers and colleagues on January 9, at a retirement party at the Interstate Holiday Inn in Grand Island. Dressed in Hawaiian shirts, many of the 130-plus guests shared

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Nebraska Conservation Leader Receives National Award

     Steve Moran, coordinator of the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, has been named as one of two U.S. recipients of the National Great Blue Heron Award. Sponsored by the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the Great Blue Heron Award recognizes exceptional and enduring contributions to conservation of wetland habitat for

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