PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The schedule for this week’s Earth Awareness Week in Pierre has seen one more change. Today was to be the city’s Arbor Day Program, but the event has been moved to next Tuesday, April 30. There will be a tree planting next week on the Capitol Grounds that day and the 30th Tree City USA Anniversary for Pierre will also be noted.
With an improvement in the weather starting tomorrow, the schedule of events begins to fill. Thursday brings a 4th Street Trail cleanup-sponsored by the South Dakota Public Health Laboratory. There will also be a railroad track clean up-sponsored by Pierre Indian Learning Center and Canadian Pacific Railroad. Local volunteers will pick up trash along Capital Creek and Lewis and Clark Trail, as well.
On Friday, local middle-schoolers will gather trash along Pierre’s entrance roads, city parks and around school property. Boys and Girls Club members and Teen Court volunteers will also clean up the cemetery area and on Roosevelt Avenue.
Saturday brings citywide cleanup day and an Arboretum clean-up. In addition, volunteers will focus their efforts to pick up garbage in Hilger’s Gulch and other locations. Activities continue through early next week, with plans for a project to refurbish Pierre Street floral planters on Monday.
Pierre’s Earth Awareness Week is part of Pierre’s year-long Go Green and Clean Campaign. For more information on the campaign or Earth Awareness Week events, contact Tom Farnsworth at 773-2527.
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