Members of the League’s Watertown and Sioux Falls Chapters signed people up for our Clean Water Challenge during the fifth annual Mayors Big Sioux River Summit. The annual water quality conference, held September 20 in Watertown, featured presentations on the importance of clean water, wetlands, and grasslands needed to protect or improve water quality.
The Big Sioux River, a tributary to the Missouri River that flows through eastern South Dakota and northwest Iowa, is a highly impaired waterway. Efforts are under way to improve water quality and implement management practices in rural and urban areas along the river to help accomplish that goal. The League will continue to work with other groups and organizations to improve the water in the Big Sioux River and its watershed.