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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 iconApril 12, 2024
Counties Seek Applicants for Two Manager Positions
Carver County and Hennepin County each have a vacancy coming up on the board of managers for the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD).
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April 2, 2024

2023 District Reports Now Available

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February 7, 2024

RPBCWD Hiring Summer Interns

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December 4, 2023

2024 Calendars Now Available

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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!

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