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Join us May 5-11 at various events throughout the week to celebrate our creeks and learn more about the different ways you can help protect and restore our water resources.

Schedule of events:

All month long: Passport Adventure! | Various locations

The watershed district encompasses three creeks: Riley, Purgatory, and Bluff creeks. As they wind their way toward the Minnesota River, these creeks pass through multiple wetlands and lakes. These waterbodies offer many opportunities to hike, boat, fish, watch wildlife, and more! This May, get out and explore some of our favorite spots in the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District with the RPBCWD Passport Adventure.

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Sunday, May 5th: Garlic Mustard Pull Volunteer Day | 10:00am - 1:00pm, Edenvale Park

Join Friends of Eden Prairie Parks at Edenvale Park to pull garlic mustard and buckthorn sproutlings! Education on plant identification will be provided. Open to ages 12+. This is a hand-pulling event so plan for kneeling or sitting in the woods for some of the time.

This is a drop-in event, so participants may come and go on their own schedule.

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Tuesday, May 7th: Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop | 5:30 - 6:30pm, RPBCWD Office

Rain barrels help reduce the amount of runoff flowing across your property by capturing and storing rainwater from your roof, which can then be reused to water your garden or irrigate your lawn. This workshop will walk you through how to convert a retired oak wine barrel into a beautiful rain barrel of your very own. Cost: $45

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Thursday, May 9th: Creek Week Trivia | 6:00 - 7:00pm, Hackamore Brewing

Win prizes while testing your knowledge about lakes, creeks, and all things water. Hosted by the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District.

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Saturday, May 11th: Cycle the Creek | 10:00am - 11:30am, Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion

Cycle the Creek is our annual community bike ride along one of the three creeks that gives us our name. At stops along the way you’ll discover new things about the creek, the work the watershed district is undertaking to keep it clean, and what you can do to help.

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Saturday, May 11th: Pop-up Party | 11:00 - 2:00pm, Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion

Help us close out Creek Week with a splash! Join us at the Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion to learn more about the district and enjoy family-friendly, water-related activities. Become a Junior Water Scientist by dressing up in gear and collecting water quality data, enjoy a free ice cream treat, and follow a Storybook Trail around a portion of the creek while reading the pages of "We Are Water Protectors" by author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Michaela Goade.

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