NRDs Annual Basin Tour

NRDs Annual Basin Tour

06/12/2023 to 06/13/2023

Two Day Itinerary 

The NARD, in partnership with the Central Platte NRD, is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2023 NRD Basin Tour.  The tour will be based out of Kearney on June 12-13.
Join us as the Central Platte NRD leads us on a two-day tour showcasing several NRD projects across the Central Platte Valley.  Attendees will get an expert-guided tour of many unique projects that work to manage and protect the region’s natural resources. 

Short version of the tentative two-day agenda:

Monday, June 12th

12:00 p.m. - La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kearney - 108 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE.  The bus will be departing from the La Quinta.  Lunch will be provided.    

Monday’s portion of the tour will include stops at projects across the eastern portions of the Central Platte NRD before concluding with dinner and returning to the hotel.  All expenses are included with your registration fee.

Tuesday, June 13th

8:00 a.m. - Following breakfast at the hotel, the bus will depart for destinations across the western portions of the Central Platte NRD before returning to the hotel no later than 3:30 p.m. (CDT).

Monday and Tuesday Tour Highlights

  • WFPO Project Sites   
  • Outdoor Learning Center
  • Prairie Silver Moores Creek Flood Control   
  • Precision Ag Presentations  
  • Wood River Flood Control
  • Surface Water Canal Recharge Projects
  • Groundwater Management Projects
  • Sandhills Crane Deck

Registration Deadline

To guarantee a spot on the bus, return this registration to the NARD office before May 12th, or register on line here. Seating and hotel rooms are limited; register soon to guarantee a spot.  

Basin Tour registration fee will include the following:

  • Monday, June 12th:  Lunch, conservation tour, snacks, beverages, activities, evening group dinner and lodging at
    La Quinta Inn & Suites, 108 3rd Ave., Kearney.
  • Tuesday, June 13th:  Breakfast at the hotel, conservation tour, lunch, snacks, and beverages.  

Registration options:     

  • Registration - with single room occupancy - $ 405 per person. 
  • Registration – with NO HOTEL accommodations - $ 285 per person.  If you live in the area and can drive home Monday evening, use this option
    to register for the tour.

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 Sunday night, reservations need to be made through NARD as well.  Use the basin tour registration form to reserve an extra night stay (Sunday evening).