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Events and Trainings

Want to learn a new water stewardship practice, get your hands dirty outside, or meet up with staff to learn more about the District? Attend an upcoming event or training!


turf grass maintenance training

The summer turf grass maintenance training with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency focuses on best management practices (BMPs) for lawn/turf care maintenance. You'll learn how turf management affects local lakes and rivers, gain techniques to optimize fertilizer and pesticide applications, and access resources to help you implement new techniques into your lawn care maintenance.

April 13th, 2023, 8:30am - 2:30pm. Click here to learn more and register for the online training.

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smart salting training

Salt is an important and widely used public safety tool in winter maintenance. But it's possible to reduce salt use while still maintaining a high level of safety and service! This course will help you learn how to integrate science with practical winter maintenance while minimizing impacts on the environment through presentations and class exercises. The practices taught will help you save money, time, and the environment.

Smart Salting for Property Management: October 11th, 2023, 9:00am - 1:00pm. Online. Check back soon for registration details. 

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks: November 1st, 2023, 8:00am - 1:00pm. NMCWD Office. Check back soon for registration details.

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Resilient Shorelines Workshop

This in-person workshop covers fundamentals that shoreline property owners need for protecting water quality near their home. Attendees have the opportunity to ask site specific questions and get expert advice. This workshop includes shoreline site assessments, lakescaping and shoreline projects, plant selection tips, regulatory reminders, and access to resources that will help with a shoreline project. This workshop is hosted by the City of Eden Prairie, the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District and the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

April 26, 2023, 6:00pm - 8:00pmEden Prairie Community Center, 16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie.

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Cycle the Creek

Cycle the Creek is a yearly 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.

This event is typically held the second Saturday in October. Stay tuned for registration details.

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photo contest

We want to see your best photographs that feature our lakes, streams, parks, wildlife, plants, recreation, or anything else outdoors that inspires you! The RPBCWD Photo Contest is held every other year, with winning photographs being featured in a hanging wall calendar for the following year. Photo entries are due September 30, 2023.

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community events

Find more events happening in the communities around the District!