On September 30th through October 1st, NeFSMA will be hosting a bus tour of several stops along the Niobrara and Missouri River Corridors!
On Thursday, September 30th, we will depart from the Ohiya Casino & Resort, located on the Santee Sioux Reservation, and head to just downstream of the Spencer Dam. We will be visiting the new U.S. Highway 281 bridge and listen to a presentation on this ACEC Nebraska Grand Award-winning project. Next we'll travel to the new Mormon Canal Bridge and then drive through Niobrara State Park. A host from the park will board the bus to discuss the aftermath of the 2019 flood event. If time permits, we will stop and allow our more active participants to take a stroll down a steep trail to the river to see the damage close-up.
Once our tour is concluded, we will take the bus back to the Ohiya Casino & Resort for a formal dinner and special guest speaker!
On Friday, October 1st, we will once again board the bus for a trip to Gavins Point Dam near Crofton, NE. We will tour the power plant with staff from the US Army Corps of Engineers. We are also working on a special additional trip to the nearby Fish Hatchery.
Once the tour is concluded, we will work our way back to the Ohiya Casino & Resort. After the tour, tee times will be available for conference attendees to play the Tatanka Golf Course, voted by Golf Magazine as the “Best new U.S. Resort Course” in 2015 as well as awarded Runner-Up in their “Best New Public Courses” category in 2017! (Green Fees will be separate!)
THE TOUR IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 54 REGISTRANTS! Make sure you register for this unique opportunity to receive CFM and PE credit hours. Seats will fill very quickly so don’t wait!
You will need to make room reservations on your own. Two locations with blocked rooms for the event:
- NIOBRARA STATE PARK. (12 cabins have been reserved until July 31, 2021) Please call 402-857-3373 to make a reservation and mention you are part of the NeFSMA event. Cabins are reserved until July 31, 2021. After that date they will be released to the public.
- OHIYA CASINO & RESORT, Room Reservations (limited to about 40 rooms) Please call 402-857-3860 and mention you are part of the NeFSMA event on September 30. You have until August 31, 2021. After that date they will be released to the public.
Golfers you will need to indicate as part of your registration if you are interested in playing. A tee-time will be reserved, and you can pay at the club house before your round begins.
*Please note that refunds will not be available after August 25, 2021.