Water Quality Open

2012 Water Quality Open Hole 16

In 1997, the LPRCA began hosting a golf tournament to raise awareness of conservation needs along the Lower Platte River Corridor while enjoying a round of golf on the bluffs above the Platte River. The Water Quality Open is held annually at Quarry Oaks Golf Course, a leading golf course for both play and conservation practices. The Open is an all day event that is kicked off by a keynote presentation followed by 18 holes of golf with on-course demonstrations and trivia questions. A dinner, award ceremony, and door prizes round out the fun and educational day. The Water Quality Open would not be possible without the generous donations of our many sponsors, including our title sponsor NEBCO Inc. If you or your organization have an interest in donating or participating in this fabulous event please contact the Alliance.

The 2016 Open is planned for Thursday, August 25th at Quarry Oaks.  We hope to see you there!

This year's keynote speaker is Elizabeth VanWormer, Assistant Professor of Practice and One Health Coordinator, School of Veterinary Science and Biomedical Sciences, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Liz focuses on health at the interface of humans, animals (both domestic and wild), and the environment in the US and abroad. After studying veterinary medicine at Michigan State University and epidemiology at the University of California, Davis, Liz spent three years living and working on One Health projects in Tanzania. One Health is an approach that brings together diverse stakeholders, disciplines, and perspectives to address complex health challenges facing people, animals, and ecosystems. After joining UNL in November 2015, Liz is working to build partnerships with interdisciplinary teams and local stakeholders to study effects of environmental change on animal, human, and ecosystem health. 

2016 Water Quality Open Schedule

10:00 a.m. Presentation: Elizabeth VanWormer, Assistant Professor of Practice & One Health Coordinator, School of Veterinary Science & Medicine, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
        ♦ “We all live downstream: water quality and the health of people, animals and ecoystems”
    (Teams that attend receive a 2 stroke bonus! Please sign-in.)

11:00 a.m.  Check-in & Practice
        ♦ Registration continues 
        ♦ Putting and driving practice
        ♦ Lunch Buffet on your own at the clubhouse

12:00 p.m.  Introductions
        ♦ Welcome and instructions from Quarry Oaks at golf carts

12:15 p.m.  18 Hole “Shotgun Start” with a Scramble Format
        ♦ Start of tournament
        ♦ Refreshment carts will be making regular rounds
        ♦ Water provided courtesy of LPRCA
        ♦ Visit displays and booths at various holes
        ♦ Flag prizes and activities at select holes

5:00 p.m.  Social Time  
        ♦ Opportunity to socialize with other teams and visit the displays

5:30 p.m.  Awards & Dinner at the Clubhouse
        ♦ Dinner and social time - burger buffet provided!
        ♦ Tallying of scores and awarding of prizes

2014 Water Quality Open Photos

2013 Water Quality Open Pictures

2012 Water Quality Open Photo Albums