Niobrara Council to be Coordinator of Title III funds for Firewise Program
At the March 21, 2013 regular meeting, the Niobrara Council was voted to become the coordinating agency for the Cherry County Title III funds and to prepare and seek approval of an interlocal agreement with the Niobrara Council, Cherry County, Brown County, Rock County, Keya Paha County, the Nebraska Forest Service, Region 24 Emergency Management area, and the Middle and Lower Niobrara NRD's for the purposes of establishing a Firewise Community. More details will be coming soon. In the meantime, you can visit the national Firewise website.
If you would be interested in serving as a committee member for this project, please contact the Niobrara Council office at (402) 376-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be forming committees for different target (high-risk) areas so there will be opportunities for many families to get involved.
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THE MISSION OF THE NIOBRARA COUNCIL is to assist in all aspects of the management of the Niobrara National Scenic River corridor since a portion of the Niobrara River has been designated as a national scenic river under 16 U.S.C. 1274(a)(117), as such section existed on May 24, 1991.
The Niobrara Council's enabling legislation gives them express authority and responsibility to manage the Niobrara National Scenic River in conjunction with the National Park Service.
All activity within the Niobrara National Scenic River corridor shall be consistent with the purpose of the scenic river designation, including the scenic river's free-flowing condition and scenic, geological, biological, agricultural, historic and prehistoric resources.