Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek

Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek

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Contact Information

TitleWater Quality Educator
Faculty RankAssociate Extension Educator
Address613 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
  • office: 402-413-1166
  • fax: 402-472-2946
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Office Hours

W in Hardin Hall

Selected Publications

Stoner, N., Pekarek, K., Ingram, T., Koelsch, R., Johnson, L. (2020). Water Column. water.unl.edu/newsletter
Traylor, E., Pekarek, K., McCullough, C., Anderson, T. (2020). 2020 Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Plan. Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. http://dee.ne.gov/publica.nsf/xsp/.ibmmodres/domino/OpenAttachment/Publica.nsf/C61A0E8084AD6C6786257362004F4A29/Attach/2015-30%20Nebraska%20NPSMP.pdf
Gilmore, T., Korus, J., Pennisi, L., Martin, D. L., Pekarek, K. 2019. Needs Assessment: Watershed Science for Water Resources Directors. Journal of Extension. 57(4).Online
Pekarek, K., Missaghi, S. (2018). Making Stormwater runoff Run Online: Explainng Why and How Stormwater Education Moves Online. National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
Pekarek, K., Missaghi, S. (in press). Module 1 of the Online Stormwater Core Curriculum (SWCC): Fundamentals of Stormwater Management, Stormwater Practices and Maintenance Processes. Stormwater Practices and Maintenance Core Course. eXtension Online CampuOnline
Stoner, N., Pekarek, K., Johnson, L., Koelsch, R., Ingram, T. (2018). Water Column.
Shelton, D., Rodie, S., Feehan, K., Franti, T., Pekarek, K., Holm, B. 2015. Integrating Extension, Teaching, and Research for Stromwater Management Education. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, 10: 68-77.Online




TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
Achievement AwardNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Program Promotional Piece Communication AwardNational Association of County Agricultural Agents2016
Innovative Extension New Employee AwardUNL Extension2014
Outstanding Team Gold Award (UNL Stormwater Management Education Team)Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP)2013




SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science


Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/ 2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/ 2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant TitleUNL/NDEQ Liaison for Coordination of Water Quality Education Programming in NE
Starting Date10/26/2020


Ending Date09/30/2022
Funding Level$108,776.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Environment and Energy


Grant TitleWatershed Science Education Collaboration
Starting Date05/24/2019


Ending Date06/30/2022
Funding Level$225,204.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Environmental Trust


Grant TitleUNL-NDEQ Water Quality Liaison
Starting Date10/01/2017


Ending Date09/30/2020
Funding Level$159,163.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Environmental Quality


Grant TitleOnline Stormwater Core Course
Starting Date08/21/2017


Ending Date08/24/2018
Funding Level$7,000.00
Funding AgencyNCRWN


Grant TitleStormwater Sleuth Rain to Drain
Starting Date12/10/2016


Ending Date12/10/2017
Funding Level$3,000.00
Funding Agency