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Photo Contest Results

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to our 2021 Photo Contest! Judging of photographs was completed by the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed Distric staff and Citizen Advisory Committee. Winning photographs will be featured in the District's 2022 calendar, with runner-up photos included as inset photos. 

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Winning Photographs:

Jillyse Wangerin, Bluff Creek

Debby Bluem, Purgatory Creek

Julie Trantina, Lake Riley

Rajendran Thiagarajan, Purgatory Creek

Jeff Parker, Lake Riley

Tom Duevel, Purgatory Creek

Cover Image:

Rajendran Thiagarajan, Purgatory Creek

Aaron Pietsch, Hyland Lake

Jillyse Wangerin, Bluff Creek

Pat Beierwaltes, Red Rock Lake

Julie Trantina, Rice Marsh Lake

Alex Christensen, Riley Creek

Carrie Lindon, Lake Riley

Runners-up:

Tom Duevel, Purgatory Creek

Sharon McCotter, Lake Lucy

Rajendran Thiagarajan, Purgatory Creek

Isaac Swartz, Rice Marsh Lake

Maria Pazandak, Bloomington

Maria Pazandak, Bloomington

Sharon McCotter, Lake Lucy

Kelley Regan, Red Rock Lake

Aaron Pietsch, Hyland Lake

Gretchen Meek, Purgatory Creek

Jeff Parker, Lake Riley

Levi Janssen, Purgatory Creek

All Entries: 

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Aaron Pietsch, Hyland Lake

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Bonnie Nelson, Lotus Lake

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Alex Christensen,  Riley Creek

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Carrie Lindon, Lake Riley

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Art Jacobson, Hyland Lake

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David Ziegler, Duck Lake

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Debby Bluem, Purgatory Creek

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Elizabeth Meyer, 1,2 - Lake Susan, 3 - Lake Riley, 4 - Riley Creek

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Gretchen Meek, Purgatory Creek

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Jeff Parker, Lake Riley

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Jillyse Wangerin, Bluff Creek

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John Retterath, Eden Prairie

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Joseph Stecher, Purgatory Creek

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Julie Trantina, 1,2 - Lake Riley, 3 - Rice Marsh Lake, 4 - Lake Ann, 5,6 - Starring Lake

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Kelly Regan, Red Rock Lake

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Laura Jester, Purgatory Park

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Levi Janssen, Purgatory Creek

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Maria Pazandak, Bloomington

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Mary Paulus, Purgatory Creek

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Pat Beierwaltes, Red Rock Lake

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Rajendran Thiagarajan, Purgatory Creek

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Sandy Towey, Mitchell Lake

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Sharon McCotter, Lake Lucy

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Shelley Sullivan, Staring Lake

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Stuart Martin, Purgatory Creek

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Suzanne Hunt, Lake Ann

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Tom Duevel, Purgatory Creek