Zebra mussels found in Lake Riley
Last week, a lake service provider notified the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that they had found zebra mussels on several docks on Lake Riley. This is the first documented infestation within the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District. Please help us prevent the spread by using best practices: clean, drain, dry.
Photo Contest Opens October 22nd
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 the RPBCWD 2020 Calendar, highlighted at rpbcwd.org, shared on our social media accounts, and more! The RPBCWD…
This time of year, the lakes and creeks around the district are more beautiful than ever, and we hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy the scenery. Read on to learn about changes at the watershed, volunteer opportunities, and a new photo contest for our 50th Anniversary!
RPBCWD adopts New 10 Year Water Resources Management Plan
The RPBCWD Board of Managers on July 11, 2018 adopted its 4th generation Water Management Plan: Planning for the Next Ten Years 2018-2027. The Plan was developed with input from RPBCWD Managers, staff and officials from the cities, state agencies, Metropolitan Council, and Hennepin and Scott County. In addition, an intensive public engagement…
Local high school student plants raingarden
It was a rainy, chilly morning but spirits were high as volunteers arrived at Eden Prairie High School on Monday. They gathered around high school senior Beth Kutina, as she described the plan for the day. First they'd need to cut away the grass, then dig out topsoil, and finally carefully level the bottom of the newly created bowl. Plants would be…
District boundaries updated
On 4/25/2108, the Board of Water and Soil Resources has updated the boundaries of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District with the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Lower Minnesota River Watershed District. These changes were updated based on updated on water drainage information.
Brittle Naiad Found on Lotus Lake
Brittle Naiad was recently found on Lotus Lake for the first time. Brittle Naiad is an invasive aquatic plant that can form dense mats that out-compete native species and interfere with recreational activities like boating, swimming and fishing. The plant breaks easily into pieces that can spread the plant to new locations.
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