Lakeshore Management Webinar
Join RPBCWD and experts from the MN Department of Natural Resources and Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District, for an evening of learning about how to best care for lakeshores. We will learn about why healthy lakeshores are important, what best management practices are, and how to choose the right practice for your lakeshore. There…
Apply to Join the CAC
Applications to join the RPBCWD are now open! Apply today to join this engaged group of community representatives and stewards!
Rice Marsh Lake Aeration
The Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District will be operating an aeration system on Rice Marsh Lake from December 1, 2020 until May 1st, 2021 that will result in open water. Anyone on the lake should be aware of the danger of open water and thin ice around the aeration system. This aeration system is necessary to prevent winter fish kill in…
Public Meeting: Duck Lake Road
The District and the City of Eden Prairie will be hosting a virtual informational session on June 1 at 7pm to discuss a unique opportunity to reconnect the two parts of Duck Lake. Duck Lake Road currently bisects the lake with only an 8” pipe connecting the two parts. The potential project would be performed as part of a road reconstruction…
Herbicide treatment planned for Lake Riley, Mitchell Lake and Red Rock Lake
Treatment will occur on Monday, May 11th. The District will be treating 3 lakes this Spring as part of an ecological restoration and water quality improvement program. Mitchell Lake, Red Rock Lake and Lake Riley will be treated in early May when weather conditions are optimal (60F- low wind conditions). This will maximize the efficiency of the…
Spring Smart Salting Trainings to be Hosted Online
The District's upcoming Smart Salting trainings will be held online.
RPBCWD Response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Office Closed to Visitors. The District continues to take every precaution to keep employees, volunteers, and visitors healthy and safe, and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The office is now closed to visitors, and staff are working from home when possible. To reach a specific staff person, please reach out to them directly. Contact…
In addition to catching news stories here, you can also subscribe to our email newsletter. Posted bi-monthly, it is a great way to stay up-to-date on watershed news and events. Sign-up using the link at the bottom of the page, and read past newsletters below.