The Sioux Falls Bird Club has two on-going projects

Dewey Gevik Outdoor Learning Area

The Sioux Falls Bird Club maintains a wildlife blind at the 100 acre Dewey Gevik Outdoor Learning Area just to the west of Wall Lake in Minnehaha County. The area has miles of permanent trails, an outdoor classroom, large observation deck, maintained toilets and a paved parking area.

Dewey Gevik area is operated by the Minnehaha County Conservation District, which has limited funds. Donations to help maintain this 100 acre nature area will help keep it in top condition. To donate, go to:

Bird Feeders at Good Earth State Park

The SFBC maintains two feeder complexes at Bood Earth State Park

The main complex is along the main trail just east of the visitor center.

The blind at Dewey Gevik

Kingfisher, Dewey Gevik

Good Earth State Park southeast of Sioux Falls is an important cultural and historical site as well as a unique nature retreat adjacent to the most developed and populated part of our state. The site itself is one of the oldest sites of long-term human habitation in the United States. The river, abundant wildlife, fertile flood plains, availability of pipestone (catlinite), and protection from winds made the area an important gathering place for seasonal ceremonies and a significant trading center for many tribal peoples from 1300-1700 A.D. The SFBC maintains a bird feeder complex at the park. SFBC dues pay for the seed at the feeders. The park has recorded over 215 bird species.