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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!


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.

Oct 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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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.

Property Management Training: Oct 4, 2022, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Parking Lots and Sidewalks Training: Nov 15, 2022, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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raingarden And shoreline buffer workshop

This workshop, hosted in collaboration with the City of Minnetonka and the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, will lead you through the process of building your own raingarden or shoreline buffer. Learn how a rain garden or buffer planting can capture stormwater runoff on your property, reducing water pollution and absorbing more water into the soil.

Nov 29, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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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.

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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. The Photo Contest is currently in its off-year, but hang on to your photographs for the 2023 Photo Contest!

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community events

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