Plan, Preserve, Play

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Plan, Preserve, Play
A report for the executive committee of the Nebraska Legislature

Project Background

With the passage of Legislative Bill 406, The Executive Board of the Legislative Council for the State of Nebraska has set out to identify opportunities to enhance and sustain two of the State’s greatest assets – its people and its natural resources. This study will focus on tourism, water access and economic development. Ultimately, the study will define a vision for three of Nebraska’s natural resource areas that can serve as a catalyst for opportunity including tourism, economic development, population retention and growth, job growth, and resiliency.

Discover a Region

Click on any of the links below to learn more about a specific region.

Schedule

A graphic showing the general schedule for the LB 406 study. It shows that data analysis and context assessment workshops will occur in July and August, a market assessment will occur from July to September, visioning will occur from August to September, and conceptual master planning, with a design workshop, will occur from September through December. The final plan will be completed in December.

Contact Us

Senator Mike Hilgers, Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature. Sen. Hilgers represents Nebraska’s 21st district.

Sen. Mike Hilgers
Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature

P.O. Box 94604, Room 2103

Lincoln, NE 68509

(402) 471-2673

mhilgers@leg.ne.gov

John Engel, a water resources engineer at HDR

John Engel
Water Resources Engineer, HDR

(402)-926-7110

john.engel@hdrinc.com

News and Events

Lower Platte River Region Public Hearing

Tuesday, September 14th


1:30 p.m. at the Crete Carrier Lodge at Mahoney State Park

The Senators on the STAR WARS committee will hold a public hearing on September 14th to discuss the Lower Platte River region.

Lake McConaughy Region Design Workshop

Monday, September 27th – Thursday, September 30th

Keith County Fairgrounds, 1000 W. 3rd St., Ogallala, NE 68153


Public Presentations and Discussion 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Join us for a design workshop for the Lake McConaughy region. These events, held at the Keith County Fairgrounds, are open to the public and allow individuals to comment on proposed design concepts and strategies.

Lower Niobrara River Region Design Workshop

Tuesday, October 12th – Friday, October 15th

Niobrara State Park Group Lodge, 89261 522 Ave., Niobrara, NE 68760-6087


Public Presentations and Discussion 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings; 2-4 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Join us for a design workshop for the Lower Niobrara River region. These events, held at Niobrara State Park group lodge, are open to the public and allow individuals to comment on proposed design concepts and strategies.

The public presentations will be live-streamed via WebEx. If you wish to attend these events remotely, please email Amanda.Brandt@hdrinc.com for information.

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