Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Clean-up event among several right around the corner
***UPDATED ON JULY 30! THESE EVENTS ARE AGAIN POSTPONED DUE TO THE FLOODING! CHECK BACK FOR NEW TIMES, IF MOTHER NATURE ALLOWS. I SAY AGAIN, AUG. 1 AND AUG. 4 EVENTS NO LONGER PLANNED DUE TO FLOODING!***
Several new events are rapidly approaching, and all are set on the Big Sioux River.
On Aug. 1, the SDCKA will host a cruise that starts in Canton at 1 p.m. Gathering spot will be near the river access on South Lincoln Street in Canton. Meet up there, then shuttle vehicles to Newton Hills State Park. The group then will paddle down to their cars. It's a great stretch of the river and all are welcome. Call Larry, 605-764-5654, or Dave at 605-366-6844.
On Aug. 4, a Sioux Falls run (shown in the first picture) with a focus on clean-up is set. This event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the river access on 57th Street, located near the DQ. Meet at the lot, then help get trash and junk off the river for a few hours. Dave and Mary Finck are running this operation, so join them if you wish, and if you have questions, call Dave at 605-366-6844.
On Aug. 15, ShaRon Kelly is leading a BSR trip of length - Dells to past Baltic - that starts at 9:30 a.m. The trip is set to highlight the necessity for work on the low-head dams that are near Baltic, and it includes a run through the Dells of the Big Sioux River. ShaRon will meet with folks at 9:30 a.m. and then he and others will shuttle vehicles as needed. There is a long portage around two low-head dams near Baltic. For information on this event, call ShaRon at 605-323-8053.