Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup Scheduled for September 25, 2021

The City of Sioux Falls will host the sixth annual community-wide Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. No pre-event registration is required, and all ages are welcome. Volunteers participating in the past events have removed 21,000 pounds of garbage and recyclables from the banks of the Big Sioux River and along the bike trail.

“This event provides a great opportunity for family members, friends, and coworkers to get together as a community and help keep our river clean and healthy,” says Sustainability Coordinator Holly Meier. 

Volunteers can choose which areas of the Big Sioux River Greenway they’d like to help clean up and arrive at any time between 9 a.m. and 12 noon to donate as much time as they’d like. Coordinators will be stationed at all ten locations. Gloves, trash bags, and maps will be provided. The following locations have been selected as meeting areas:

  • Dunham Park—1301 South Marion Road
  • Elmen Park Trailhead—3200 West 12th Street
  • Falls Park—131 East Falls Park Drive
  • Fawick Park—200 South Second Avenue
  • Legacy Park—7001 West 12th Street
  • Pasley Park—2521 South Southeastern Avenue
  • Riverdale Park—2000 East 24th Street
  • Skunk Creek trail access at I-29 and 26th Street—2310 South Louise Avenue (Johnny Carino’s parking lot)
  • Spencer Park—3501 South Cliff Avenue
  • Yankton Trail Park—3901 South Minnesota Avenue. Cleanup station near 57th Street entrance

A special thank-you to the following organizations for helping with this year’s event: Confluence, ISG, Smithfield, JLG Architects, HDR, Sioux Valley Energy, Dakota Trout Unlimited, Sanford Health, Friends of the Big Sioux River, and Americold.

For more information on the Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup, please contact Holly Meier at the Public Works Environmental Services Division at 605-367-8280, or visit www.siouxfalls.org/green.

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