2024 NRD Republican River Basin Tour

2024 NRD Republican River Basin Tour

06/10/2024 to 06/11/2024

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NARD, in partnership with the Upper Republican, Middle Republican, Lower Republican, and Tri-Basin NRDs, is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2024 NRD Basin Tour.  The tour will be based out of McCook on Monday and Tuesday, June 10th-11th.

Join us as staff and directors from the Republican Basin NRDs lead us on a two-day tour that will highlight several projects across the region that work to protect the state’s natural resources.  

Below is a condensed version of the tentative two-day agenda:

Monday, June 10th

12:00 p.m. –The bus will be departing from the Holiday Inn Express 711 US-83, McCook, NE.  Lunch will be provided at the first stop.    

Monday’s portion of the tour will include travel west and highlight programs and projects across the URNRD.  Additionally, attendees will be provided with a on bus guided tour of the construction of Blackshirt Feeders, a state-of-the-art feedlot planned to be the largest in the state of Nebraska at 150,000 head.  Dinner at the Coppermill Steakhouse in McCook will then be provided prior to returning to the hotel.  All expenses are included in your registration fee.

Tuesday, June 11th

8:00 a.m. - Following breakfast at the hotel, the bus will depart for Nebraska Cooperative Republican Platte Enhancement project (NCORPE) and stops across the MRNRD.  Additionally, TBNRD and LRNRD staff will provide an overview of programs and projects underway across their districts.   Lunch will be included, and the bus will return all attendees to the hotel no later than 3:30 p.m. (CDT).

Monday and Tuesday Tour Highlights

  • Blackshirt Feeders Feedlot
  • NCORPE Project
  • Rock Creek Fish Hatchery    
  • Platte Republican Diversion Update  
  • Rock Creek Augmentation  
  • Watershed Dam Management
  • AEM Data Collection  
  • Canal Diversions

Registration Deadline

To guarantee a spot on the bus, download this registration form and mail with payment to the NARD office before May 17thSeating and hotel rooms are limited; register soon to guarantee a spot. 

Registration will cover all meals and activities, motor coach expenses and Monday night lodging (NARD will make reservations for overnight lodging).  If you are arriving early and would like a room on Sunday night, reservations need to be made through NARD as well.  Use the basin tour registration form to reserve an extra night’s stay (Sunday evening).