From the Desk of the President

As this newsletter is arriving in your inbox, the first snow is falling–putting an end to the relatively warm fall days. Plan to start your Thanksgiving Day at the Cooper Y with the Turkey Trot that supports the YMCA Strong Kids Program. Then, only the Holiday Run on Sunday, December 8 remains, on a revised…

Trails Report by Parks Coble

Rock Island at Sheridan Penny Bridges—So Far, So Good After a delay of almost two years, the repairs to the Rock Island Trail under the Sheridan Penny Bridges are finally complete. The trouble began when the bridges on Sheridan were replaced and the Rock Island rebuilt underneath them. Although this had always been an area…

Race Recap: Run Four the Pines

In 1959 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Forestry associate professor Walter Bagley and wife, Virginia, purchased the 145-acre row crop farm with a 10-acre native prairie that is now the Prairie Pines Nature Preserve. Prairie Pines was donated to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 1992 to be “protected forever as a place that would provide a…

Race Recap: Buffalo Run

The weather on Sunday, September 8, was perfect for a PR at the 43rd annual Buffalo Run. More than four hundred runners showed up to race the challenging course that winds around a statue of a buffalo near Pioneers Park’s Coddington Avenue entrance all the way out past the herd near the park’s Nature Center.…