World Water Day 2023

Celebrate World Water Day – Saturday, March 25th

Accelerate Change – Protect Black Hills Water

We had a great turn-out and a good time at our celebration.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success!

Note: If you were a winner of one of the Silent Auction items, you will be contacted if you were unable to stay until the end of the event. You can also email for questions.

Our World Water Day Celebration this year is “Accelerate Change – Protect Black Hills Water” and brings awareness that together we must move swiftly to protect Black Hills Water from radioactive and destructive mining. Mining companies are coming into the Black Hills like wildfire, moving swiftly to overtake the land and water. Join us to learn what you can do now to Protect the Black Hills.

To begin this year’s celebration we are holding a Call to Action for Prayer and Banner/Sign Waving from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at the corner of 5th and Omaha. This will be followed by social time and refreshments at Aby’s, 406 5th St beginning at 1:30 PM.  The main program will include music, speakers, a silent auction, door prizes, and a short video. 

The event is free, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Free eats, too. Wateca Challenge encouraged.

Join us for this Day of Celebrating our most precious relative and natural resource, WATER!

Speakers include: Terrell Iron Shell, NDN Collective Organizer, Cheryl Angel, International Water Activism, Laura Armstrong, Rapid City Council Member, and others. Music by Alexander Massa and Maverick Grey Horse

And don’t miss out on some great items from 1:30 – 3:45 PM during our Silent Auction that includes over 30 unique, one-of-a-kind, items ranging from homemade quilts, artwork, jewelry, photography, author sign books, and more.

This fundraiser will help us to continue our work to protect Black Hills water, land, wildlife, and cultural resources, along with the economics of outdoor sports, recreation, and agriculture from exploration and future mining. We greatly appreciate your participation in helping us achieve our fundraising goal for 2023.

Thank You to our Sponsors: Black Hills Clean Water Alliance, NDN Collective, Dakota Rural Action, Rapid Creek Watershed Action, and all those who donated to this event including Wild Idea Buffalo, Dakota Angler and Outfitter, Windrose Fund, and others.

This event is a Wateca Challenge encouraged event to help protect water and prevent single use waste. If you would like to help, please consider bringing your own reusable eating utensils and water bottle/mug. We all need to do what we can like Ms. Hummingbird.