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.

See Some of Sioux Falls' Beautiful Murals [PHOTOS]

I was in Canton, SD, and I happened upon a new mural.

It was really cool and that got me thinking that I know of a few murals in Sioux Falls, but I bet there's more than I realize. So, I put it out on social media for the people of Sioux Falls to tell me where all the murals are!

A few of them I had never seen, or never even been to that part of town, and a few of them, I drive by all the time and never noticed!

I know a few businesses have murals inside their establishments, but I decided to keep it to murals that are totally open for the public to see. No need to be 21!

So, here we go! Let's check out some of Sioux Falls' murals.
Did I miss one? Let me know!

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