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Notice of Open Water on Rice Marsh Lake
calendar iconNovember 23, 2023

RPBCWD will be operating an aeration system on Rice Marsh Lake from December 1, 2023 until May 1st, 2024 that will result in open water. Anyone on the…

Get involved in clean water in 2024
calendar iconNovember 8, 2023

RPBCWD has 2 opportunities to get your feet wet in the new year. Applications are now open for Minnesota Water Stewards and the RPBCWD Citizen…

RPBCWD Launches Passport Adventure
calendar iconSeptember 29, 2023

This October, get out and explore some of our favorite spots in the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District with the new RPBCWD Passport…

Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Ann
calendar iconAugust 1, 2023

RPBCWD staff discovered four adult zebra mussels in Lake Ann on July 12, 2023. They were found attached to a tree branch in shallow water near the…

2023 Photo Contest Now Open
calendar iconJanuary 5, 2023

We want to see your best photographs that feature our lakes, streams, parks, wildlife, plants, recreation, or anything else outdoors that inspires…

Apply to Join our Citizen Advisory Committee!
calendar iconNovember 15, 2022

Are you passionate about clean water? Would you like to join an active community of volunteers and environmental stewards? If you live or work in the…

Become a Minnesota Water Steward
calendar iconNovember 7, 2022

Join nearly 500 Minnesotans in protecting local lakes and rivers by becoming a Minnesota Water Steward! As a trained and certified Minnesota Water…

Hennepin County Appoints Tom Duevel as RPBCWD Manager, Reappoints David Ziegler
calendar iconJuly 18, 2022

Hennepin County has appointed Minnetonka resident Tom Duevel to fill a vacancy on the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District Board of…

Assessment of Internal Phosphorus Release and Treatment with Iron Filings in five RPBCWD Ponds
calendar iconJuly 8, 2022

This report has been completed as part of a contract between the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD) and the St. Anthony Falls…

RPBCWD Announces Terry Jeffery as District Administrator
calendar iconJune 14, 2022

The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District has appointed Terry Jeffery as the organization’s permanent District Administrator. Jeffery, who…

Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District Approved as GreenCorp Host Site - Applications Open Through June 16
calendar iconMay 9, 2022

Minnesota GreenCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), with a mission to preserve and…

Wetland Inventory Assessment Notice
calendar iconMay 3, 2022

This spring/summer, we will be conducting a study to survey the health of wetlands within the District in Minnetonka, Shorewood and Deephaven. You may…

Hennepin County Seeking Applicants for 2 Open Seats on RPBCWD Board of Managers
calendar iconApril 29, 2022

The five-member Board of Managers governs the work of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District, and is made up of 4 representatives…

2021 District Reports Now Available
calendar iconApril 26, 2022

The 2021 Annual Report, Water Resources Report, and Lake Fact Sheets are now available! Catch up with the state of the watershed district in 2021.

Join RPBCWD for a Shallow Lakes Webinar
calendar iconMarch 31, 2022

Learn more about shallow lakes and their functions and values with Joe Bischoff, a Senior Aquatic Ecologist and Certified Lake Manger with Barr…