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Evening with the Watershed

Begins: May 7th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Ends: May 7th, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Venue: American Legion
Location: 290 Lake Dr E | Chanhassen

The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District would like to invite you to the annual spring Evening With the Watershed, Thursday May 7, at the Chanhassen American Legion.

The program begins at 7 pm and includes three speakers, appetizers, and updates from the watershed. This event is free and open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you there!


This spring's speakers include, Paul Moline from Carver County Water Management Organization, Peggy Knapp from the Freshwater Society and District Staff.  

Paul Moline will be presenting on the Carver County Groundwater Initiative.  Three-quarters of Minnesota’s resident get their water from groundwater.  However, concerns are growing in regard to the unsustainable use of groundwater.  Paul’s presentation will focus on what Carver County is proposing to help protect and manage this resource.

Peggy Knapp will present on the Master Water Steward program.  The program certifies and supports community leaders to install pollution prevention projects that educate community members, reduce pollutants from urban runoff and allow more water to soak into the ground before running into storm sewer systems.  The program will be coming to the District this fall.  Help us protect our waters now and for future generations.

Josh Maxwell is the District Conservation Technician. Josh, in partnership with BARR engineering will be presenting the Creek Restoration Action Strategy study that includes analysis of all three creeks, Bluff, Riley and Purgatory in the District. This study will allow the District to approach all three creeks in a comprehensive manner, and develop a sound understanding of how healthy or unhealthy our waters are.

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