Environmental

2021 Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup

The City is calling for volunteers for the 6th Annual Big Sioux River Greenway Cleanup on Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can meet at a variety of stations along the bike trail to help clean up trash along the trail and river bank. Gloves and bags provided. No pre-event registration is required, and all ages are welcome.

Cleanup Locations and More Info

2021 Big Sioux River Water Summit

The Big Sioux River Water Summit represents a cornerstone of the City of Sioux Falls’ water quality initiatives, as it creates an opportunity to bring watershed stakeholders together to work to improve and conserve the Big Sioux River as a natural resource.

The 2021 Big Sioux River Water Summit will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. This event is free and open to the public. No pre-event registration is required.  

Setting New Sustainability Goals and Strategies

The City of Sioux Falls is partnering with the community to set new sustainability goals and strategies for the coming years. The updated Sustainability Master Plan will focus on sustainability in these aspects of our community: Natural Systems, Transportation and Land Use, Energy and Buildings, Community Vitality and Sustainable Living, Sustainable Economy, and Materials Management and Waste. It will also prioritize social equity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more at the link below.

Green Infrastructure Project

The City of Sioux Falls is implementing a green infrastructure project at properties in central Sioux Falls. Improvements will increase nature-based solutions for stormwater management, increase native plants and wildlife habitat, and provide community benefit and resilience. 

Storm Inlet Painting Project

Each year local artists design and paint art on the downtown storm drain inlets to boost awareness that water that moves through the storm drainage system goes directly into the Big Sioux River with little to no treatment.