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Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed

A watershed is an area of land that drains (or sheds) water into a body of water such as a creek, wetland, or lake. The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD) is a special unit of government that protects the watersheds of Riley Creek, Purgatory Creek, and Bluff Creek through:

  • Protection and improvement of water resources
  • Partnering with local communities
  • Public engagement
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Featured Story
calendar iconNovember 8, 2023
Get involved in clean water in 2024
RPBCWD has 2 opportunities to get your feet wet in the new year. Applications are now open for Minnesota Water Stewards and the RPBCWD Citizen Advisory Committee!
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September 29, 2023

RPBCWD Launches Passport Adventure

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August 1, 2023

Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Ann

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January 5, 2023

2023 Photo Contest Now Open

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50 years of watershed history

Since 1969, the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District has partnered with its communities to protect, manage and restore local water resources. Take a trip through our history, and explore the ways that local residents, organizations and government partners have shaped the waters of this community!

Historic map