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Gravel Bed Saplings Available

Oct 11, 2021, 4:30 PM

The gravel beds outside our office have been hard at work growing over 100 trees and shrubs, and we want to give them to you! Planting trees on your property provides a full range of ecosystem services, and are an excellent way to minimize stormwater runoff.

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Requests for Proposals *Updated

Jun 3, 2021, 12:09 PM

The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District has opened requests for proposals for the services posted here.

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Lakeshore Management Webinar Now on YouTube

Feb 10, 2021, 11:40 PM

Check out the full webinar on YouTube now! RPBCWD and experts from the MN Department of Natural Resources and Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District join up for an evening of learning about how to best care for lakeshores. We will learn about why healthy lakeshores are important, what best management practices are, and how to choose…

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Apply to Join the CAC

Dec 15, 2020, 4:15 PM

Applications to join the RPBCWD are now open! Apply today to join this engaged group of community representatives and stewards!

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Rice Marsh Lake Aeration

Oct 30, 2020, 12:57 PM

The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District will be operating an aeration system on Rice Marsh Lake from December 1, 2020 until May 1st, 2021 that will result in open water. Anyone on the lake should be aware of the danger of open water and thin ice around the aeration system. This aeration system is necessary to prevent winter fish kill in…

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Public Meeting: Duck Lake Road

May 26, 2020, 4:01 PM

The District and the City of Eden Prairie will be hosting a virtual informational session on June 1 at 7pm to discuss a unique opportunity to reconnect the two parts of Duck Lake. Duck Lake Road currently bisects the lake with only an 8” pipe connecting the two parts. The potential project would be performed as part of a road reconstruction…

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Herbicide treatment planned for Lake Riley, Mitchell Lake and Red Rock Lake

May 1, 2020, 8:51 AM

Treatment will occur on Monday, May 11th. The District will be treating 3 lakes this Spring as part of an ecological restoration and water quality improvement program. Mitchell Lake, Red Rock Lake and Lake Riley will be treated in early May when weather conditions are optimal (60F- low wind conditions). This will maximize the efficiency of the…

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