This site is designed to be a hub of information about prairies, especially Nebraska prairies, for landowners, biologists, and communtiy members. It addresses all aspects of the prairie, including resources, events, management , guides, restoration techniques, research, outreach, contacts, and much more. Just click on one of the categories at the top of this page or on one of the links to the right to get started.
Make an Apple Basket
Join our popular basket making class and learn how to make an apple basket
Green Holiday Festival
Learn new ways to make the holidays more environmentally friendly at our Green Holiday Festival.
Winter Wander-Land (Morning)
Date: Jan 4 2014 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Sat, 2014/01/04 – 10:00-12:00 noon & 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Join in either the morning or afternoon walk on the prairie. Don your warmest winter togs and come explore some of the prairie’s more remote areas.
Winter Wander-Land (Afternoon)
Winter on the prairie can be a true test of endurance. Don your warmest winter togs and come explore some of the prairie’s more remote areas.
November 21, 2013 4:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m.
The Gallery at Millard Metal Services, 107th & Olive Street, LaVista
Hosted by founding Nebraska Trustee Ron Parks and Judy Parks
Meet link-minded people, talk to staff, and see photos of the projects your membership has supported this year! Light appetizers will be provided.
Please RSVP by November 15th to Joe Pettit at (402) 342-0282 x 1012 or by email. Detailed directions will be provided upon RSVP.
Family Outdoor Club
Third Saturday of Each Month 10-11:30am
Outdoor activities geared toward kids ages 2-8 with their parents or guardians. Outdoor exploration, art activities, take-home projects, and more. $5 per family per Saturday.
Winter Bird Hike at Bader Park
December 14, 2013 9:00 am
Focus on Winter birds Join us for a walking tour of Bader Park located 3 miles south of Chapman, Nebraska, along the Platte River. Those interested in carpooling to Bader should meet at the Prairie Plains office at 8:30 a.m. For more information and to RSVP, call 402-694-5535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Year’s Day Hike
January 1, 2014 1;00 pm
It’s a tradition. We start the New Year off right with a hike at Griffith Prairie at 1 p.m. The hike usually lasts for 2 hours with plenty of time to take in the scenery and talk about New Year’s resolutions (or not). RSVP to 402-694-5535 or email@example.com so you can be contacted in case of weather cancellation.
Annual Meeting of Members
January 18th , 2014
The meeting will be held at the Marquette Community Center in Marquette, NE. Social time starts at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will begin at 11:30 and those wishing to join us for the meal should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations ($15 per person for lunch). A tour of the Charles L. Whitney Education Center under construction will begin after lunch.
Fundraiser Banquet and Auction
January 25, 2014 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Plan to join us at the University of Nebraska’s East Campus Union in Lincoln to celebrate 34 years of Prairie Plains! The event will run from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will include an All Nebraska meal featuring grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and local produce, a live auction with a variety of items, a silent auction with something for everyone and a performance by the Prairie Plains staff band. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the office at 402-694-5535 or emailing email@example.com.
Nature Trails & Bison Herd Exhibit
The Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center’s Platte River Discovery Trail is a wonderful destination for all ages. Go birding, cool your feet in the Platte River, spend quiet time with our live bison herd, or relax atop our observation tower with a commanding view of the surrounding prairie and Platte River Valley. Native plants, wildflowers and wildlife abound along miles of natural hiking trails. Open year round and handicap accessible!