2019 NRD Basin Tour

2019 NRD Basin Tour

06/10/2019 to 06/11/2019

NARD, along with the Lower Loup (LLNRD) and Upper Loup (ULNRD) Natural Resources Districts are planning the 17th annual NRD Basin Tour, set for June 10th and 11th beginning and ending in Ord. Join us as these NRD’s lead us on a two-day tour of their projects across the Loup Basin.

Tour stops will focus on water and natural resources issues. Everyone attending will have an opportunity to see and hear about water quality and quantity management issues and conservation projects undertaken by the NRD's and their conservation partners. Following is a tentative two-day agenda.  

Monday's tour will start by departing the Cobblestone Inn & Suites (127 Trotter Avenue, Ord, NE) at 12:00.   Lunch will be included at our 1st tour stop. 

The Monday portion of the tour will conclude with dinner at Hungry Horse Steakhouse and Scratchtown Brewery.  The bus will be returning to the Ord Cobblestone Inn & Suites late Monday evening.

On Tuesday, following breakfast at the hotel, the bus will depart at 7:30 am as we venture into the Upper Loup Natural Resources District.   The bus will be returning to the hotel in Ord around 4 p.m.

Some Highlights Include:

  • Davis Creek Recreation Area
  • Ericson Lake Improvements
  • 2019 Flooding Impacts
  • Bessey Nursery 
  • Pibel Lake Recreation Area
  • Upper Loup NRD Recycling Facility 
  • Water Quality Improvements
  • Halsey 4H Camp/ACE Camp


To guarantee a spot on the bus, downdoad and return this registration to the NARD office before May 31st, or use this online registration.  Seating and hotel rooms are limited; register soon to guarantee a spot. Registration will cover all food, Monday night lodging and motor coach expenses (NARD will make reservations for overnight lodging on Monday as part of your tour registration).  If you’re arriving early and would like a room for Sunday night, reservations need to be made through NARD as well, and will be an additional fee.  Use the registration form to reserve an extra night stay (Sunday evening).