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RPBCWD Launches Passport Adventure

Posted: 9/29/23

Come Explore With Us!

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! During the month of October, get out and explore a few of our favorite spots in the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District with the RPBCWD Passport Adventure.

How to Participate 

  1. Download the Adventure Passport or pick up a printed copy at our office.

  2. Visit the passport sites October 1st through 31stSee "Passport Locations" below for clickable links to passport sites; the digital version of the passport also has addresses you can tap to open a map. 

  3. At each location, find the QR code (look for a 2x4-inch white label with the watershed district logo).

  4. Scan the QR code with your smartphone camera. To do this, open your camera and hover over the QR code (you don't need to take a photo). When the text "" pops up over the image, tap this text to open up the linked passport phrase webpage. When the webpage opens, write down the passport phrase.

  5. Once you have visited all six locations and collected the passport phrases, claim your prize pack at the RPBCWD office. (Limited to first 50 people. One prize pack per household.)

No printer? Unable to pick up a printed passport? No worries! The digital version of the passport is a fillable PDF form, or you can simply keep a list of the passport phrases to give to us.



Passport Locations

Click on the address to open a Google map of the site.

Site 1:  Purgatory Park Preserve, 17315 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka

Site 2:  Purgatory Creek at Edenvale Park, 7200 Edenvale Blvd, Eden Prairie

Site 3:  Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie

Site 4:  Rice Marsh Lake Park, 8266 Erin Bay, Eden Prairie

Site 5:  Riley Creek Conservation Area, 9795 Canopy Trail, Eden Prairie

Site 6:  Bluff Creek at trail near Stone Creek Drive, trail entrance located between 8229 and 8249 Stone Creek Drive, Chanhassen

How to Claim Your Prize 

*** The first 50 people to complete their passport by October 31st and contact us will receive a RPBCWD Prize Pack! 
Limit one prize pack per household. ***

Stop by the RPBCWD office from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Monday through Friday. Staff are often in the field, so email or call first to make sure someone is around.

If you can’t make it to the district office when it’s open, give us a call at 952-607-6481, and we’ll figure something out. 

Capture the Adventure

As you're out exploring the sites on the Passport Adventure, be sure to snap a picture of any views that inspire you! Deadline for submissions to our 2023 Photo Contest has been extended to October 15th. Winning photographs will be featured in our 2024 calendar.

Submit a photo here


Eleanor Mahon
Community Engagement Coordinator


More to Explore 

There’s more to explore in the District! Check out the recreation map.