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October newsletter

Oct 1, 2018, 11:11 AM

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!

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RPBCWD adopts New 10 Year Water Resources Management Plan

Aug 1, 2018, 9:00 AM

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…

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Local high school student plants raingarden

Jun 22, 2018, 10:00 AM

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…

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District boundaries updated

May 30, 2018, 9:00 AM

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.

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Brittle Naiad Found on Lotus Lake

Oct 10, 2017, 3:37 PM

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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RPBCWD Resident Talks Blue-Green Algae With WCCO

Aug 18, 2017, 3:40 PM

The deadly blue-green algae is back in Minnesota lakes. WCCO interviews RPBCWD resident, Matt Lindon, to see what he has to say.

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Brittle Naiad Attack!

Aug 14, 2017, 3:40 PM

Lake Ann has been reported with a new infestation of the aquatic invasive species, Brittle Naiad.

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