For each of our board members, our members, and our readers, Friends of the Big Sioux River means something different. To some, it is a way of life—a choice to defend the river, to live in harmony with the watershed. To others, it may simply be a name—a monthly newsletter browsed and discarded. From the diehard to the casual observer, we at FBSR strive to honor everyone’s relationship with the river, and that has been our goal since our inception. We seek to ensure that South Dakotans—past and present, urban and rural, from Grant County to North Sioux—can turn to the Big Sioux River as a source of enjoyment, pride, and community.