News: Volunteers sought for Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District Board

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Media contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Volunteers sought for Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District Board

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Riley-Purgatory-Bluff Creek Watershed District Board. The terms for current members Mary Bisek and John Forster are expiring. John Forster is seeking reappointment.

This board coordinates the management of water and related land resources in the watershed that drains into Riley, Purgatory and Bluff creeks in Hennepin and Carver counties. Because of the nature of the board, it is helpful for members to have a background in water conservation, development, law, engineering, environment or public administration. 

A watershed district board member may not be a public officer of the county, state or federal government and must be a resident of the district. The Cities of Bloomington, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Deephaven and Shorewood lie within the district. Members serve three-year terms.

The application deadline is July 6. The county board will hold interviews at the following board committee meeting, July 11. 

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Read more about the watershed district.

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