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Planting Trees That Will Withstand Omaha’s Next Big Storm

Omaha Magazine recently shared some great tips on selecting and planting trees, to help replace the region’s tree canopy after the big storms this summer. John Fech – an expert in all plants including trees...
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Tips for Tree-Planting Success from OPPD

Omaha Public Power District is a leader in advocating for tree planting as a way to reduce energy use and improve the ecology of communities. They recently shared some recommendations on selecting and planting trees...
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Big Muddy is Hiring

Two Positions Currently Open – Big Muddy Workshop, Inc. is looking for a Project Landscape Architect to add to our team. If you have four to six years of experience that includes working in private practice, please...
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Create a community-wide coalition to boost Omaha-area tree planting

BIG Muddy wanted to share an article published in the Omaha World Herald this week. It is an Op-Ed piece written by NRD's General Manager, John Winkler who explains why a reactive approach to our...
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The Rise of Downtown Sioux Falls

BIG MUDDY Workshop led the master planning and design for the revitalization of Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This recent article in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader (July 11, 2021 edition) details the 50-year...
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Accessible Design Features in Everyday Life 

In commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) today, the U.S. Access Board spotlighted some common accessible design features that make everyday life easier for everyone, including people without disabilities.   Here are 7 accessible design features in everyday life: Ramps and...
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Creating “Defining Moments” in Nature

Photo Courtesy of Chris Helzer, The Nature Conservancy At BIG MUDDY Workshop, we are always on the hunt for ways to share the importance of nature in the everyday lives of others. We especially enjoyed...
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Johnson Park Revitalization Project Received $500,000 Donation

NORFOLK, Neb. - What started out as a vision from Norfolk community members is now the Johnson Park Revitalization Project. "It's a joint project to revitalize that area," said Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning. Moenning and...
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City Council Discusses Johnson Park Improvements

NORFOLK - The Norfolk City Council approved an engineering contract as part of the Johnson Park improvement project. During the meeting earlier this week, Public Works Director Steve Rames said the design services contract is...
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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge to Build New Visitor Center

MARION (WSIL) -- Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is finally seeing plans come to life for their new headquarters and visitor center after years of planning. "We're excited to currently be moving into our new...
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Investing in Quality of Life, Norfolk Expects New Growth Around the Bend

Photo: Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning (right) and Public Works Director/City Engineer Steven Rames survey the Johnson Park Riverfront. What if you could tube a lazy river all afternoon with your friends, drift smack dab into...
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Norfolk Awarded $1.125 Million for Johnson Park and Riverfront Improvements

The State of Nebraska recently announced the City of Norfolk was awarded $1.125 million through the Civic Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) to help fund Johnson Park and Riverfront Improvements. The CCCFF grants are awarded...
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LENRD Board Learns About the Northeast Nebraska Growing Together Initiative

In 2018, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) board of directors approved a motion to fund a portion of the riverfront development project to revitalize downtown Norfolk, paving the way for a brighter future...
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