Local high school student plants raingarden
It was a rainy, chilly morning but spirits were high as volunteers arrived at Eden Prairie High School on Monday. They gathered around high school senior Beth Kutina, as she described the plan for the day. First they'd need to cut away the grass, then dig out topsoil, and finally carefully level the bottom of the newly created bowl. Plants would be…
District boundaries updated
On 4/25/2108, the Board of Water and Soil Resources has updated the boundaries of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District with the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, Lower Minnesota River Watershed District. These changes were updated based on updated on water drainage information.
Brittle Naiad Found on Lotus Lake
Brittle Naiad was recently found on Lotus Lake for the first time. Brittle Naiad is an invasive aquatic plant that can form dense mats that out-compete native species and interfere with recreational activities like boating, swimming and fishing. The plant breaks easily into pieces that can spread the plant to new locations.
RPBCWD Resident Talks Blue-Green Algae With WCCO
The deadly blue-green algae is back in Minnesota lakes. WCCO interviews RPBCWD resident, Matt Lindon, to see what he has to say.
Brittle Naiad Attack!
Lake Ann has been reported with a new infestation of the aquatic invasive species, Brittle Naiad.
Watershed Tour Brings Together Community to Talk About Clean Water
On July 31, over sixty people boarded buses at the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District in Chanhassen and embarked on a tour of local lakes, creeks, and wetlands. Participants ranged from city mayors and commissioners, to community members and the watershed district board of managers.
Healthy Lawns for Healthy Water
Lawn care can be a dreaded part of summer, but following some simple practices can help make it easier, and keep our lakes and creeks healthy!
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