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District to host Smart Salting Trainings in 2020

Feb 20, 2020, 11:34 AM

Learn efficient practices to save money, time, and the environment. All trainings are free and lunch is provided.

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District to host Watershed Stewardship Grant Open House February 19th

Jan 28, 2020, 11:21 AM

The District will host an open house to learn about Watershed Stewardship Grants on Wednesday, February 19th at 6-7:30pm, with a presentation at 6:30pm.

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Pick up your 2020 Calendar!

Dec 12, 2019, 1:36 PM

Calendars feature beautiful photos from local residents, a summary of what we were up to in 2019, and tips for how you can help protect clean water. Stop by our office at 18681 Lake Drive E, Chanhassen, to get a free calendar.

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Join the Citizen's Advisory Committee

Nov 16, 2019, 9:46 AM

The Watershed District Board of Managers is seeking applications to its 2020 Citizens Advisory Committee. Deadline: Dec 30, 2019. 4 pm.

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Evening With the Watershed, December 3rd

Nov 15, 2019, 10:57 AM

In 2019, the RPBCWD celebrated 50 years as a watershed district. We invited our community to "Come Explore With Us", and enjoyed exploring and celebrating local water resources alongside local residents. We snowshoed, hiked, boated, cycled, and more, throughout the whole District. Join us on December 3rd to celebrate the final weeks of our…

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Zebra Mussels Found in Lotus Lake

Oct 31, 2019, 1:07 PM

A water sample with zebra mussel larvae led to follow-up searches and confirmation of zebra mussels in Lotus Lake, located in the City of Chanhassen in Carver County.

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Photo Contest Ends Friday, October 18th

Oct 14, 2019, 2:25 PM

We want to see the district through your eyes! We are looking for photos from all seasons, featuring lakes, streams, recreation, wildlife, plants, or anything else outdoors that catches your eye. Winners will have their photos printed in RPBCWD 2020 Calendar, highlighted at, shared on our social media accounts, and more! The RPBCWD photo…

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