Read the Latest Issue of The Advocate!

Catch up on your river news! Read the latest issue of FBSR's The Advocate. This issue includes:

  • An update on FBSR's river mapping project
  • A member profile of our chair, Dana Loseke
  • An editorial on requiring buffer strips along streambanks
  • A book review of Whitewash
  • An essay on urban soil health

FBSR on Amazon Smile

Friends of the Big Sioux River is excited to announce its participation in Amazon Smile! This program allows Amazon shoppers to make purchases and, at checkout, select a charity that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to. To participate, start your shopping at, select Friends of the Big Sioux River, and your product may be eligible for the promotion!

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Caring for Big Sioux River may unite community

In today’s society, we seem to prefer cut and dried perspectives. We gravitate toward abruptly divided judgments. We describe beliefs as good or bad, right or wrong. However, as we try to compartmentalize complex issues and opinions into either-or categories we risk becoming entrenched in positions that avoid or neglect meaningful discussion and information. The consequence of this approach can be disrespecting to the sincere viewpoints of those whose positions may differ from our own. As we face important but difficult issues, we need to be open-minded so we can ask questions, seek information and find rational clarity.

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Read past issues of Friends of the Big Sioux River's publications.