Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021
JOIN US FOR A RUN OR A WALK ALONG RAPID CREEK (MNILUZAHAN)
WHY? Gold companies are exploring upstream from Rapid City in the Rapid Creek drainage in the central Black Hills.
The Rapid Creek drainage includes Pe’ Sla, Rochford, Mystic, Deerfield, Silver City, and west almost to the Wyoming border. Gold activities are a major threat to Mniluzahan (Rapid Creek), which is the water supply for Rapid City, Ellsworth Air Force Base, agriculture, and smaller reservation and rural communities. The Creek is also a major site for recreation, from Pactola and Deerfield Reservoirs to whitewater kayaking to a blue ribbon trout fishery. Pollution from gold mining in the northern Black Hills can be found all the way downstream to the Missouri River.
BE ACTIVE TO PROTECT RAPID CREEK!
WHERE’S THE 5K?
RAPID CITY – OLD STORYBOOK ISLAND PICNIC SHELTER,
2911 Canyon Lake Drive (Enter at Parks building at 2915 Canyon Lake Drive and go to the parking lot at the end)
10:00 AM – ORIENTATION AND SNACKS
10:15 — RUN/WALK BEGINS
Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places for Youth, Women, and Men.
LIGHT LUNCH TO FOLLOW
Protect our park. Bring your own multi-use cup.
COST – $10 PER ADULT (OVER 12 YEARS OLD)
This reasonable price is made possible by donations.
T-shirts will be for sale.
- Black Hills Clean Water Alliance
- Dakota Rural Action – Black Hills Chapter
- Rapid Creek Watershed Action.
For more information or how you can help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org