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Some 2018 Highlights

Top: Rapid City Fire Department burns park grasses in the spring.
Middle: Park collects, filters and absorbs stormwater during summer downpour.
Bottom: SD Mines student conducts pollinator research in park.


Bonnie Raitt picks Trinity Eco Prayer Park for concert cause

Bonnie Raitt picks Trinity Eco Prayer Park for concert cause

For decades Bonnie Raitt, who has been active in the environmental movement since the mid-70s, has worked to leave a legacy of good in communities where she plays. She finds local grassroots non-profit organizations that work on issues of safe and sustainable energy, environmental protection, peace and social justice. She donates a portion of the concert proceeds to the selected organizations.

At nearly every concert, Bonnie sets aside a number of hand-selected seats to benefit local non-profits. And whenever possible Bonnie’s staff works to coordinate the presence of non-profit organizations at Bonnie's concerts so they can share information with concertgoers.

For her Rapid City concert on Saturday, Sept. 9, Bonnie has chosen to support Trinity Eco Prayer Park. She will also be providing space at the concert for the park to have a table to talk with concertgoers about the park’s use of solar power, its sustainable landscape design, low-impact stormwater management and Sustainability Outreach. She has also selected Black Hills Clean Water Alliance to have a display at the concert.


Matching Drive to Pay Off Park

Park looks to raise $90,000

During the community-wide Park Payoff Matching Drive, Trinity Lutheran Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar your gift to pay off the Trinity Eco Prayer Park construction loan of $180,000. About 75 percent of the cost of building the park was raised prior to groundbreaking in 2014.

Give online at If giving by mail make checks payable to TLCEF and mail to 402 Kansas City St, Rapid City, SD 57701. Be sure to put PARK - MATCH on the check memo line to double your gift.



          LEVEL                         AMOUNT                   # NEEDED                          TOTAL

1 – BENEFACTOR                $10,000                             2                                    $20,000

2 – LIBERATOR                     $5,000                              5                                    $25,000

3 – SPONSOR                        $2,500                              7                                   $17,500

4 – STEWARD                         $1,000                           10                                   $10,000

5 – GUARDIAN                         $500                              15                                     $7,500

6 – ADVOCATE                        $250                              22                                     $5,500

7 – CHAMPION                        $100                              45                                     $4,500

106 donors                       $90,000


Trinity Lutheran Foundation match                 + $90,000

      LOAN PAYOFF >>>  $180,000