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Nebraska NRD Board: Lower Big Blue, Dist 1

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    Anne DeVries

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What steps will you take to prepare for changes in climate trends that affect Natural Resource District management?

What educational actions will you advocate for your district's students and adults regarding the changing climate?

How do you address the concerns of citizens and developers who want access to NRD projects?

Has your district tested its water for nitrate levels? If its concentration is found higher than the federal limit of 10 ppm, how would you recommended remedying the situation?

If elected, what would be your first year priorities? Please detail.

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Occupation I work in the Engineering Department at the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission managing projects.
Education BS Mechanical Engineer
Volunteer experience Long time member of Wachiska Audubon Society and founding member of Bluebirds Across Nebraska. Volunteer for Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Planned Parenthood, NE Environmental Trust, Civic Nebraska, NE Appleseed, Citizen's Climate Lobby
Address Cortland, NE
Marital Status Married
Age 54
Twitter @annemdevries
Have programs that will reduce water use in growing crops for food and support crops that can withstand wide changes expected.
Local area educational meetings to provide the facts about what the changes will impact in their lives.
The projects need to be focused on saving the water resources for future generations. Exploiting our water resources and not conserving them will not be supported.
I was part of a citizen science testing from a UNL research project. This area has been pretty fortunate to not have high levels of nitrates. Education to farmers on when and how much to put fertilizer on fields will be a top priority to get implemented to keep the levels low.
Keep our attention on the science that is showing us how we need to address climate change. Preserving our water resources for future generations.