Nebraska Wildlife Federation

A nonprofit organization

$1,730 Raised by 30 Donors

Together, we are making a difference!

Making a Place for Pollinators...

Monarch butterflies, native bees, honey bees and other pollinators are in trouble. Their numbers are declining due to habitat loss, the widespread use of pesticides and other factors. We need pollinators -- one in three bites of food come from plants aided by pollinators.

The Federation is working to establish model Monarch & Pollinator Gardens in Nebraska, including several in Lincoln. Through those model demonstration gardens and a series of free workshops we are showing people how to make a place for Monarchs and other pollinators in their backyards, schoolyards, and communities (special thanks to the Nebraska Environmenteal Trust for providing support for the workshops!).

Getting Kids Outdoors...

Our partnership with Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center in Lincoln is getting kids and their families outdoors, and showing them the fun they can have outside. Hundreds of kids took part in two dozen free hands-on activities provided by a dozen local organizations and agencies at our Wild Adventure Day in April. The Wild Fall Festival in October introduced hundreds more to the Great Outdoors.

Clean Energy ...

Burning coal to generate electricity puts mercury, sulfur dioxide, carbon and other pollutants into the air that poison wildlife and people and contributes to climate change. Fortunately affordable clean energy solutions are available. When we started our clean energy campaign in 2011, just 1% of Nebraska’s electricity was coming from wind and solar energy. Nebraska electric utilities were generating about two-thirds of Nebraska’s electricity from coal-fired power plants.

Today, thanks to the work of the Nebraska Wildlife Federation and our many partners like the Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraskans for Peace, Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, League of Women Voters of Nebraska, the Sierra Club and others, Nebraska's electric utilities are moving towards a clean energy future. Lincoln Electric System is becoming a recognized clean energy leader in the region, and expects to get 48% of its electricity from wind, solar and biomass energy by the end of 2016. New clean energy sources like wind and solar will save LES customer-owners $429 million in the coming decades.

Protecting Nebraska Rivers ...

For more than 45 years, Nebraska Wildlife Federation has been working to protect Nebraska's great rivers like the Platte, Niobrara, and Missouri. Lincoln and Omaha draw  water from well fields along the Platte, so our work benefits fish, wildlife, and Nebraska citizens.

Working for Wildlife .... working for You! With your support, we can continue our outdoor education, fish and wildlife conservation, and common sense public policy efforts throughout Nebraska.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Nebraska Wildlife Federation

Tax id (EIN)

23-7401528

Categories

Education Environment Animals

Address

PO BOX 81437
LINCOLN, NE 68501

How can we help?

Suggested articles

  • How does my nonprofit get started on Mightycause?
  • Why use Mightycause?
  • What is Mightycause?