- To aid in the protection, preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the nations’ major rivers and their watersheds.
- To expand awareness of environmental issues and responsibility encompassing the river.
- To create a desire and an opportunity for stewardship and responsibility for a cleaner river environment.
After the tree planting we went to the "Wildlife Prairie Park" to see the Bison Pow Wow event. Pow wows are a time to celebrate life, renew friendships, and share in the Native American culture through dance, drumming, art, story telling, and song. The drum, is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, and holds a special place at the ceremony. The emcee welcomes everyone to the pow wow circle, introducing the different dances and drums. The pow wow opens each day with a grand entry lead by veterans carrying flags, and followed by all the dancers dressed in bright regalia characteristic to their specific dance.