Three Adopt-A-Lake Events Planned For South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP), in partnership with the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, will be holding three Adopt-A-Lake clean-up events this weekend.

Saturday, Sept 22nd – Beaver Lake (Minnehaha County). Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at access parking lot.

Saturday, Sept 22nd – Enemy Swim Lake (Day County). Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the Indian Bay (Church Bay) access area.

Sunday, Sept 23rd – Lake Thompson (Kingsbury County). Volunteers should meet at 1 p.m. at the Oldham Grade. It is requested that you not park on the grade.

The Adopt-A-Lake program is aimed at keeping the lakes and rivers free of litter with the long-term vision of ensuring sustainability of the natural resources we all know and love about our home state.

Equipment, garbage bags, gloves and vests will be provided for use during the cleanup events.

When a volunteer or group commits to a lake, GFP will install a sign of recognition in honor of the organization or group adopting the lake. Anyone who wishes to keep our South Dakota lakes and rivers clean and free of trash can volunteer through this program. Maintaining South Dakota’s resources is a priority for all of us. Fishing, hunting and recreating are all made possible because of natural stewardship.

For more information, contact the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers at