There are a variety of activities happening around Minnehaha County and the surrounding area happening on April 23 in honor of Earth Day. If you are looking to help out, there are a variety of clean-ups happening along the Big Sioux River. In Sioux Falls, there are 8 different locations to help at as part of the Big Sioux River Greenway Clean-up, including: Elmen Park Trailhead, Falls Park, Cherry Rock Park, Pasley Park, Spencer Park, Sertoma Park, Dunham Park, and Legacy Park. Also, Friends of the Big Sioux River is helping to sponsor additional sites at Yankton Trail , along with locations TBD in Brandon, Brookings, and Flandreau. All river clean-ups start at 10:00AM.
If you are hoping to keep up the fun throughout the day, you are in luck. Come out with your family to hike and learn about all the Earth has to offer at Good Earth Day. Local groups will be providing a variety of activities and information, including Minnehaha Conservation District. The event runs from 2:00PM-4:00PM at Good Earth State Park.
Ending the day, Friends of the Big Sioux River invites everyone to come to the release of this year's Big Sioux Brew at Remedy Brewing Company. The featured beer is brewed from purified Big Sioux River surface water, and will be a Blonde Ale. By volunteering earlier in the day, you can even get a token for a free pint of the collaboration. Remedy Brewing Company open at 12:00PM (noon).
For further information on events, check them out on Facebook at:
Big Sioux River Greenway Clean-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/1148473272653831
Earth Day 2022 River Clean-up: https://www.facebook.com/events/660635471715732
Good Earth Day: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597490960620116
Big Sioux Brew Release: https://www.facebook.com/events/640095313748494