Homestead National Monument of America has partnered with the Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement (E.A.S.I.), the Volunteer Senior Ranger Corps (VSRC), the Beatrice Middle School (BMS) and the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality in an ongoing project to study the water quality of Cub Creek which passes through the park. This project is vital to managing the land and keeping it healthy. Educating the public in how to care for their natural resources is important to sustaining the beauty of the park.
The Cub Creek Watershed drains 92,350 acres located in Gage and Jefferson counties of Nebraska and is approximately 35 miles in length. Most of the land is in agricultural production of corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. Several water control structures and dams keep the flow in check.