Witherbee Neighborhood Association Preserving the Heart of Lincoln!
Our Boundaries: 33 Street (West) to 56th Street (East); O Street (North) to Randolph Street (South)

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Witherbee Neighorhood
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Witherbee Neighborhood Asscociation
PO Box 5431
Lincoln, NE 68505



Monthly Membership Meetings:

First Thursday of each month at
Tabitha's Life Quest Center. 48th & J Street
7:00 P.M.

For agenda look below or
contact the current WNA President for more info or to be on the agenda.

receive a rebate of up to $2,000.00 program

Rainscaping Lincoln

The Witherbee Neighborhood Association will highlight sustainable landscaping at its March meeting. Luann Finke of Finke Gardens & Nursery will speak on “Rainscaping Lincoln”, March 1, 7 pm at Tabitha Rehabilitation & Nursing Care, 4720 Randolph St.

Rainscaping includes landscape features such as rain gardens, also called bioswales or biofiltration gardens, that serve to capture and naturally filter storm water. This reduces the amount of potentially polluted stormwater that flows into our storm sewers and ultimately into our lakes and streams. Luann will explain how to build a rain garden, from site selection to types of native plants and perennials to consider.

There will also be information available about application for the Sustainable Landscapes Cost Share Program, managed through the Watershed Management Division of the City of Lincoln. Through this program, property owners may receive a rebate of up to $2,000.00 for completion of approved rainscaping projects. The program reimburses participants for 50% of qualifying expenses related to these projects. Luann has consulted on several of these projects for participants of the program.

So, whether you are interested in planting a rain garden or just making a few improvements to your landscape, Luann will provide helpful information about native and heat tolerant plantings (perennials, shrubs and trees).

For questions regarding the Witherbee Neighborhood Association or the March meeting visit www.witherbeena.org or call 402-413-0156. To learn more about Rainscaping Lincoln and the Sustainable Landscapes Cost Share Program, see www.lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: landscape). The application period begins March 1 and concludes April 27 or until funding runs out.


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Monthly Witherbee Neighborhood Meeting


OUR meetings are open to all residents. Membership is not required.

Thursday, April 5, 7:00pm
Tabitha's Life Quest Center. 48th & J Street
7:00 P.M.

at Tabitha's Lifequest Center 48th & J.
Enter the door under the big blue sign.

    Special Program

    Update from Lincoln Police Department Captain of Southeast Team

    Business Meeting

    • Secretary Report
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • 2018 Membership mailing update

    Old Business

    • Neighborworks $1,000 mini grant project update—Fred F. is coordinator
    • Witherbee Proud Campaign update—Mike F. is coordinator
    • Upcoming WNA-related events and updates:
    • UNL’s Big Event (April 7)
    • Neighborhood Cleanup (May 5)—Mike K. is coordinator
    • Neighborhood Garage Sales (June 7-9)—Kari G. is coordinator
    • Ice Cream Social/Pool Party (date TBD)—Rick B. is coordinator
    • Monthly Meeting Program Ideas discussed last month, to be revisited
    • Ed Zimmer, neighborhood tour—Mascha M. is coordinator
    • Attorney General’s office—phone/internet scam awareness
    • League of Women Voters (perhaps in Oct?) to discuss redistricting and its effects

    New Business

    • Spring ’18 Buzz update
      Deadlines for articles, distribution/delivery
      Article ideas
    • Give to Lincoln Day—May 31st
    • Other discussion

    Everyone is welcome.



    WNA Board Meetings have been scheduled at 7PM for the second Thursday of January, April, July and October at Tabitha Lifequest Center. For agendas please contact the President or any board member. Agendas will be emailed and change of loacation will be posted here. Reminders of the meeting will be emailed. (be sure you are on our email list.)






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