Grab Some Gloves, Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup is Coming!
The annual Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup will take place on April 22, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, hosted by the City of Sioux Falls and Friends of the Big Sioux River.
The community-wide event aims to clean up the banks of the Big Sioux River and the recreation trail by bringing together volunteers from all over the Sioux Empire. The event has been held for eight years, and over time, it has resulted in the removal of thousands of pounds of waste from the river banks.
Holly Meier, the City’s Sustainability Coordinator said, “We look forward to hosting this event again and celebrating Earth Day with our community.”
Volunteers can sign up at one of the seven meeting locations around the Big Sioux River greenway trail. At each site, coordinators will provide gloves, trash bags, maps, and instructions. Before participating, volunteers are required to sign waivers.
These are the 7 designated meeting areas:
- Falls Park Farmer's Market Shelter
- Cherry Rock Park Shelter
- Pasley Park Shelter
- Yankton Trail Park
- Sertoma Park Shelter
- Legacy Park Canopy
- Elmwood Park
Additionally, people can volunteer to help clean at the Great Plains Zoo. There will be a sign-up table out in front on Saturday.
Pre-registration isn't required but is appreciated. You can sign up at Sioux Falls Public Works Environmental Department.
For more information see Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup, or call 605-367-8601.