We Must Do More to Protect Our River. Fifth Annual Mayors Big Sioux River Water Summit Will Take Place Tomorrow in Watertown

The public is invited to learn about water quality initiatives at the fifth annual Mayors Big Sioux River Water Summit. This year’s event is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the Watertown Event Center, 1901 9th Ave Southwest, Watertown, SD. The Summit is free and open to the public, no preregistration is required, and presents an opportunity to learn about the work done to improve and conserve the Big Sioux River as a natural resource.

“Farmers and ranchers are not the only ones that can make a difference in improving water quality. Cities and towns up and down this critical waterway need to step up to the plate and do their part, and yes, that includes Sioux Falls. We need the river and the river needs us!” says Mayor Mike Huether.

At this year’s Summit, participants will learn about the latest efforts to improve water quality in the Big Sioux River Watershed, including some local and regional case studies on best management practices for stormwater and land use. Attendees will also learn how everyone in the watershed can get involved and play an important role in keeping our river clean. All participants will be able to enter a free raffle drawing for great prizes.

The Summit’s keynote speaker is Professor Marinus Otte from North Dakota State University. Professor Otte will speak on the relationship and interactions between water and wetlands and how the proper management of wetlands is essential to human society. The day’s events also include a question-and-answer session with Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron and Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether.

Join us in Watertown, SD, tomorrow for this year’s Mayors Big Sioux River Water Summit! More information is available at www.siouxfalls.org/green.