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There is always something happening in the watershed. Our event calendar, blog, and project pages are here to help you stay up-to-date. What's more, in 2019 we'll be hosting a series of special events and activities to help you explore your watershed. Click the logo on the right to read all about it. Want more?  Subscribe to our newsletter.

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Upcoming Events


The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District is proposing to have herbicide treatment applied to areas with curly-leaf pondweed on Red Rock Lake and Lotus Lake. The herbicide used would be a low dose of Diquat and would be applied early-season; please see figures below for specific targeted areas. Application of this herbicide will occur when the treatment will be optimal (low wind action and water temperature close to 50F) - tentatively scheduled the week of May 27. The District recommends that you do not use the water from Red Rock Lake or Lotus Lake for human or animal drinking, and irrigation within 7 days of application. If you would like to opt-out from having treatment occur on your property, please contact Claire Bleser at the below contact information. Please let us know if you would like to opt-out by May 24, 2019. The treatment of the lake would be at no-cost to the residents. Mitchell Lake, Lake Riley and Staring Lake will not be treated based on plant surveys performed earlier in the month of May. Maps of the treated acres can be found here. Red Rock Lake Treatment Map Lotus Lake Treatment Map Questions? Contact Claire: 952-607-6512,
Date posted: 5/24/2019
Warm spring rains are greening up the grass and helping coax out reluctant buds and flowers. They are also washing pollutants off streets to local water bodies, and eroding bare soil. Read on for actions you can take at your home to help protect lakes, creeks, and wetlands you love.
Date posted: 4/22/2019
We are glad that spring is finally here, and are gearing up for an exciting season. Read more about what's in store, and make sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts (@rpbcwd on each) for more updates on programs, projects, and other watershed information.
Date posted: 4/8/2019

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