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January 25, 2019

Celebrating 50 years of caring for clean water

In 1968, a group of seventy residents of Bloomington, Chanhassen, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Shorewood came together with a shared passion. They wanted to protect the communities they loved from flooding, manage water quality, and restore natural areas. This group of stewards petitioned the state Board of Water and Soil Resources and a year later on July 31, 1969 the Riley Purgatory Creek Watershed District was formed. Over the past 50 Years a lot has changed, but this community ethic has remained a driving force for the watershed district. 

In 2019, we’ll be hosting a series of events designed to help you discover something new about the lakes, creeks, and wetlands in your community. Throughout the year, we'll have opportunities to snowshoe, hike, boat, bike, and more. We hope you’ll come explore with us as we celebrate 50 years of caring for clean water!

Visit our 50th Anniversary page to learn more.