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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on in the LPRCA, our partners, the Corridor or on the Platte, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates and feel free to share news we may not have seen.

The Interior Least Tern and Piping Plover Monitoring, Research, Management, and Outreach Report for the Lower Platte River has been published. Click on the banner above to download and view the report.

Registration for the 2016 Water Quality Open is now full. If you would still like to attend, fill out the registration form to add your team to our wait list. From there we will contact you if spots open up.

Registration for the 2016 LPRCA Water Quality Open, presented by NEBCO, begins Thursday, July 7th! The event is schedule for Thursday, August 25th at Quarry Oaks Golf Course. Hard copies of the registration and sponsorship information for the event will be mailed out the last week of June. Registration & sponsorship will also be available on-line by navigating to the Water Quality Open page of this website. We will also have a downloadable pdf of the registration & sponsor forms available on-line. As a reminder, this event is only made possible through support from generous sponsors and your registration fees. We continue to appreciate the amazing support and interest in this event!

The 2016 LPRCA Kayak Tour will be held on June 7th. Registration for this event is now closed, but if you would like to be added to the wait list please contact Meghan Sittler. This year, as part of the National Park Service Centennial celebration, the LPRCA Kayak Tour will be a Find Your Park event! We'd like to thank FYRA Engineering in advance for providing lunch.

First Recreation Public Meeting in Ashland, Tuesday March 22nd

The first of three public meetings to discuss improving river access, the development of a water trail and other recreational resources is tomorrow, March 22nd at the Ashland Community Resource Center, 1324 Silver Street, Ashland. An open house will begin at 6 p.m. with presentations and discussion to follow at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Recreation Master Plan Public Meetings

The LPRCA will be hosting public meetings in the next few months to discuss our recreation master plan and answer any questions. We hope to see you there!
Ashland Meeting: March 22, Open House 6:00-6:30, presentations and discussion 6:30-8:00 at the Ashland Community Center
Fremont Meeting: April 5, Open House 5:30-6:00, presentations and discussion 6:00-7:30 at the City Auditorium Community Room
Columbus Meeting: April 7, Open House 5:30-6:00, presentations and discussion 6:00-7:30 at the Legion

LPRCA January Quarterly Meeting

The LPRCA will hold our next Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday, January 19th at 9 a.m. at the Lower Platte North NRD office in Wahoo. Look for a draft agenda posted to the Quarterly Meetings section of our website in early January. Happy Holidays from the LPRCA!

LPRCA Begins Removal of Obstructions from the Platte River Near Two Rivers

Hawkins Construction is currently mobilizing to begin the process to remove the abandoned concrete and rebar piers from the Platte River near Two Rivers State Recreation Area. This has been a long term project for the LPRCA and we are excited to begin the process of making the Platte River safer for the public! We give special thanks to the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Recreational Trails Program for helping make this project possible. Check our website and Facebook page for updates!

2015 Water Quality Open

Registration for the 2015 Water Quality Open is now full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, contact Meghan Sittler.

Papio-Missouri River NRD has reopened Platte River Landing near Valley. All of Papio's Elkhorn sites have been opened as well. Get out and enjoy the Platte!

High Platte River flows force postponement of LPRCA Kayak Tour

The LPRCA Kayak Tour scheduled for June 15th has been postponed to a make up date of July 21st. Platte River flows at Louisville peaked over flood stage at 75,000 cfs. Median flows for this time of year are 6,500 cfs. Papio-Missouri River NRD access areas on the Platte and Elkhorn Rivers remained closed to the public. The public is advised to stay off of the Platte River until flows subside considerable as the river flows will be extremely fast, unpredictable and carrying large amounts of very large debris.

The 2015 Kayak Tour registration is now full but please follow the link to our Kayak Tour page by clicking on this announcement's headline. You can still complete the registration form and you will be added to our wait list. You may also contact Meghan Sittler at directly. We will notify you as soon as a spot becomes available! We will also notify you of any future LPRCA kayak outings later this year and next! Thanks for your interest in the LPRCA! We hope to see you paddling the Platte with us in the future!

Registration for the LPRCA Kayak Tour begins at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 5th. You can find the on-line registration and event information by clicking on the headline of this announcement. Hope to see you paddling the Platte with us!