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Zebra Mussels Found in Lotus Lake

Oct 31, 2019, 1:07 PM

A water sample with zebra mussel larvae led to follow-up searches and confirmation of zebra mussels in Lotus Lake, located in the City of Chanhassen in Carver County.

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Photo Contest Ends Friday, October 18th

Oct 14, 2019, 2:25 PM

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 RPBCWD 2020 Calendar, highlighted at, shared on our social media accounts, and more! The RPBCWD photo…

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45-day review period for updated rules

Sep 6, 2019, 3:52 PM

The comment period is now open for proposed revisions to the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District's regulatory requirements. In the past several months, Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District has drafted revisions to its rules, based on input from a variety of stakeholders.

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Celebrating Our Community, August 28

Jul 8, 2019, 12:53 PM

Join us on August 28th to celebrate this community we have been part of for 50 years.

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Become a Master Water Steward

Jun 26, 2019, 12:51 PM

By joining the growing ranks of these passionate and dedicated volunteers, you can make a difference in keeping water clean and healthy. The 6-session course, which runs from October through April, is taught by top industry professionals and offers a network of like-minded peers.

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500 volunteers plant for clean water and healthy habitat at Scenic Heights Elementary School

Jun 17, 2019, 12:04 PM

On Wednesday, June 5th, students from 19 classes at Scenic Heights Elementary worked together to install a variety of prairie plants in the outdoor learning center behind their school. Throughout the day, 475 students and teachers planted 1,500 flowers and grasses in an area that is being converted back to native prairie. On Saturday, June 8th, 20…

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Survey for Lakeshore Residents

Jun 13, 2019, 9:25 AM

The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District is conducting a lakeshore resident survey and needs your help. The survey will help the District understand how Lake Service Providers are interacting with lakes and residents in the District, and determine when Lake Serve Providers are active on the lakes. Lake Service Providers are anyone who is…

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