Big Sioux River Cleanup
Project AWARE (A Watershed Awareness River Expedition) is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' annual week-long river cleanup. Each year AWARE volunteers collect tons of trash (72% of which has been recycled) from miles of rivers. This year South Dakota will benefit as they have selected the Big Sioux River from Gitchie Manitou to North Sioux City as its targeted cleanup from July 12-19. Project AWARE coordinator Lynette Seigley presents an informational meeting Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Downtown Library. Seigley will discuss the timing, logistics, registration and costs of the project. The South Dakota Sierra Club is working with Project AWARE and other organizations to help with this event.