Natural Resources

Big Sioux River Cleanup

Feb 4, 2014

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.

The Legacy Of American Forester Gifford Pinchot

May 8, 2013

SDPB-TV is airing "Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot" this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Central. Gifford Pinchot was an American forester and politician. Pinchot served as the first Chief of the United States Forest Service from 1905 until his firing in 1910, and was the 28th Governor of Pennsylvania, serving from 1923 to 1927, and again from 1931 to 1935. He was a member of the Republican Party for most of his life, though he also joined the Progressive Party for a brief period.

South Dakota's Aquifers

Dec 13, 2012

Garland Eberle, Chief Engineer for the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources Water Rights Program, visited about South Dakota's aquifers which are nearing full appropriation.  The Water Management Board may declare a groundwater aquifer off-limits.  That has only happened twice in state history.