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Celebrating Our Community, August 28

Jul 8, 2019, 12:53 PM

Join us on August 28th to celebrate this community we have been part of for 50 years.

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Become a Master Water Steward

Jun 26, 2019, 12:51 PM

By joining the growing ranks of these passionate and dedicated volunteers, you can make a difference in keeping water clean and healthy. The 6-session course, which runs from October through April, is taught by top industry professionals and offers a network of like-minded peers.

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500 volunteers plant for clean water and healthy habitat at Scenic Heights Elementary School

Jun 17, 2019, 12:04 PM

On Wednesday, June 5th, students from 19 classes at Scenic Heights Elementary worked together to install a variety of prairie plants in the outdoor learning center behind their school. Throughout the day, 475 students and teachers planted 1,500 flowers and grasses in an area that is being converted back to native prairie. On Saturday, June 8th, 20…

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Survey for Lakeshore Residents

Jun 13, 2019, 9:25 AM

The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District is conducting a lakeshore resident survey and needs your help. The survey will help the District understand how Lake Service Providers are interacting with lakes and residents in the District, and determine when Lake Serve Providers are active on the lakes. Lake Service Providers are anyone who is…

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Herbicide Treatment May 30th on Red Rock Lake and Lotus Lake

May 24, 2019, 10:08 AM

The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District is conducting an herbicide treatment on Thursday, May 30th. Herbicide will be applied to areas with curly-leaf pondweed on Red Rock Lake and Lotus Lake. The herbicide used will be a low dose of Diquat and would be applied early-season; please see figures below for specific targeted areas.…

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April showers bring May flowers - and opportunities to care for clean water

Apr 22, 2019, 11:40 AM

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.

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Spring newsletter

Apr 8, 2019, 2:58 PM

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.

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