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Celebrate Arbor Day at Jones Park Bookmark

Cleaner air, shadier streets, and more attractive communities. What’s not to love about trees? For more than 150 years, Americans have demonstrated their appreciation of trees through annual Arbor Day celebrations. Kicking off April 10, 1872 with widespread public support, the first Arbor Day resulted in an estimated one million trees planted throughout the Nebraskan plains. When news of the event spread, schools and cities across America adopted the annual tree-planting holiday.

Family Fish Camp at Jones Park and Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Bookmark

Spend a day with the family on the shores of Spring Creek at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center or Marshall Lake at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. Precinct 4 hosts two Family Fish Camps Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kickerillo-Misher Preserve and Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jones Park. Parents and kids of all ages spend the day learning basic fishing techniques from experienced anglers and trained volunteers. “The day is free, and all equipment and bait are provided,”

The Modern Pioneer at Jones Park Bookmark

The Modern Pioneer at Jones Park
As the seamstress for Jones Park’s Redbud Hill Homestead, I’m often asked by new homestead volunteers for advice on creating historically accurate clothing. For men, the task is simple. Their fashion has stayed the same for 200 years, with only slight variations in the cut of the coat and the shape of the hat. But for women, standards are stricter: skirts should not drag in the mud; aprons must be tied above the natural waist; sleeves should cover shifts (but may be rolled up for comfort), and necks and