The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District (RPBCWD) is seeking applicants for its Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) through Tuesday, Jan. 18. The committee represents citizen perspectives and provides advisories to the Watershed District’s Board of Managers on issues that affect lakes, creeks, ponds and wetlands within its 55-square mile area.
District managers and professional staff are also advised by a technical advisory committee and consulting engineers regarding pollution, invasive species, stream restoration and requests for construction permits.
The Noble Hill residential project near Riley Creek and Fredrick-Miller Spring is a recent, controversial example of issues that the watershed district reviews before approving or denying construction permits. But the district also oversees a variety of environmental projects and grant and educational programs. With three streams, 22 bodies of water and sections of seven suburbs including most of Eden Prairie, the RPBCWD is a busy agency.
Citizen Advisory Committee meetings are held the third Monday of each month at its Chanhassen offices at 18681 Lake Dr. E. near the Dell Road/Highway 5 intersection.
Information and application form
The deadline for applying for a place on the RPBCWD Citizen Advisory Committee is Tuesday, Jan. 18.
For an online, application form and more information click here.
Contact the District’s Liz Forbes directly with further questions at 952-607-6481 or via email at LForbes@rpbcwd.org.
Free 2022 watershed district calendars
The 2022 Calendar of the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District features beautiful photographs of local lakes, streams, wetlands and birds. The top twelve photos were selected from scores of resonant nature images snapped within the district by folks residing within the watersheds of the three creeks. The calendars are free.
They can be picked up at various locations in Eden Prairie and adjoining communities:
Eden Prairie Library, Eden Prairie City Center, Chanhassen Library, Chanhassen City Hall, RPBCWD offices, Minnetonka Library, Minnetonka City Hall, and locations in Excelsior, Shorewood, Chaska and Bloomington.
For pick-up location addresses, a sneak-peak of the calendar and a gallery of the other fine photo submissions click here.
Editors note: Contributor Jeff Strate also serves on the EPLN Board of Directors.
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