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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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Herbicide Treatment May 30th on Red Rock Lake and Lotus Lake

May 24, 2019, 10:08 AM

The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District is conducting an herbicide treatment on Thursday, May 30th. Herbicide will be applied to areas with curly-leaf pondweed on Red Rock Lake and Lotus Lake. The herbicide used will be a low dose of Diquat and would be applied early-season; please see figures below for specific targeted areas.…

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April showers bring May flowers - and opportunities to care for clean water

Apr 22, 2019, 11:40 AM

Warm spring rains are greening up the grass and helping coax out reluctant buds and flowers. They are also washing pollutants off streets to local water bodies, and eroding bare soil. Read on for actions you can take at your home to help protect lakes, creeks, and wetlands you love.

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Spring newsletter

Apr 8, 2019, 2:58 PM

We are glad that spring is finally here, and are gearing up for an exciting season. Read more about what's in store, and make sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts (@rpbcwd on each) for more updates on programs, projects, and other watershed information.

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District to Host "Smart Salting" certification trainings in 2019

Feb 5, 2019, 7:27 PM

Learn efficient practices to save money, time, and the environment. All trainings are free and lunch is provided.

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Celebrating 50 years of caring for clean water

Jan 25, 2019, 10:00 AM

RPBCWD is turning 50 in 2019, and we are going to celebrate for a whole year! We are launching a series of events designed to help you discover something new about the lakes, creeks, and wetlands in your community. Come explore with us!

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