Sioux Falls, SD (KELO AM) -Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether will host the first “Mayor’s Big Sioux River Water Summit” on Monday, September 9, 2013. The summit is an opportunity for the public to become more knowledgeable and engaged in a critical natural resource, the Big Sioux River.
“The Big Sioux River is one of the many things that make our city so beautiful and vibrant,” says Mayor Huether. “However, it needs our help, and it needs it now! Improvements can be made to water quality, drainage, resource management and recreational opportunities.”
The summit will include multiple presentations in the following general areas:
- Water quality
- Water resource and conservation
- Urban, rural and government watershed partnerships
- Flood control—FEMA
- Fisheries and recreation
The Mayor also will facilitate a question-and-answer session with other watershed professionals and stakeholders to listen to and understand the public’s concerns.
Save the Date Mayor’s Big Sioux River Water Summit Monday, September 9, 2013 3 to 7 p.m. Orpheum Theater 315 North Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls
The summit is open to the public. Residents are encouraged to participate and help the City and water professionals maintain and improve this important water resource. Look for more information about the event in the coming weeks.