Information for residents
Welcome to your watershed! We're so glad that you're a part of our community. There is so much to explore, discover, and learn about your watershed. One important idea is that everything we do on the land affects the water resources we all love and rely on. Our hope is that with your help, together we can protect and restore clean water for now and future generations. Explore this site to learn more about the water in your community, and what each of us can to to care for it.
Have a particular lake in mind, or just curious about what's nearby? Learn more about the lakes, creeks, wetlands, and groundwater in your community.
Do I need a permit?
Many of our actions on land and in the water can have impacts on clean water and wildlife. RPBCWD and other organizations have permit programs to help decrease those impacts. Find out if your next project might need a watershed permit.
Let us help
From simple ideas to grand plans, sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Through financial assistance, examples, and tools, we want to help you take action for healthy water resources in your neighborhood.
Adopt a Drain!
Volunteer fifteen minutes, twice a month, for cleaner waterways and healthier communities. Storm drains flow directly to local lakes, rivers, and wetlands, acting as a conduit for trash and organic pollutants. Adopt a Drain asks residents to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood and keep it clear of leaves, trash, and other debris to reduce water pollution.
Find other ways to learn and participate on the Get Involved page.