Celebrating 50 Years of Watershed Community

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Celebrating 50 Years of Watershed Community

By Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 · 6 - 8pm CDT


Riley Jacques Barn 9180 Riley Lake Road Eden Prairie, MN 55347



In 1969 the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District was formed thanks to a group of 70 residents from Bloomington, Chanhassen, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Shorewood. They wanted to protect the communities they loved from flooding, manage water quality, and restore natural areas.

Protect. Manage. Restore. Over the past 50 years a lot has changed, but this community ethic has remained a driving force for the watershed district. Please join us for an evening to celebrate this community we have been lucky to be a part of for 50 years. There will be refreshments, a short program, and water-themed activites.

Free. RSVP required.
Contact Maya Swope at mswope@rpbcwd.org with questions.

About the organizer

 Founded in 1969, the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD) is a local unit of government tasked with protecting, managing, and restoring the water resources within its boundaries.

When it rains, water that falls on the land follows a path, either natural or human created to a waterbod. This area of land is called a watershed. Anything that happens in a watershed affects the lake, creek, wetland or pond it flows to. Watershed districts are charged with protecting and improving the water resources within their boundaries. Districts partner with local communities to identify top priorities and plan, implement and manage efforts to protect and improve water resources. They also work to engage and empower their community members to take part in the work of protecting clean water.

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