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The Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area (RCRCA) is an eight county non-regulatory joint powers organization which was established in 1983. RCRCA works to enhance and protect the Redwood and Cottonwood Rivers by making land use changes that improve water quality.
Its purpose is to develop and implement plans for the Redwood and Cottonwood watersheds to:
protect property, streams and lakes from sedimentation and pollution;
maintain and improve the quality of water in streams, lakes and ground water;
protect property from flood damages;
control erosion of land; and
improve recreational and wildlife opportunities.
These points are summarized in our mission statement: RCRCA, in cooperation with partner groups and landowners, works to improve water quality, reduce erosion, and enhance recreational opportunities by providing education, outreach, monitoring and technical assistance within the watershed boundaries.
Members include the counties and soil and water conservation districts of Brown, Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, and Yellow Medicine. It is governed by a sixteen member Board of Director's that meet monthly. RCRCA is a recognized leader in watershed management, working with local, state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations to distribute information, and to finance and carry out programs of benefit to the two watersheds.
Joint Area II/RCRCA Meetings are the first Thursday of the month alternating between Marshall & Redwood Falls.
December 1, 2022- Board Meeting - Thursday - 2:00 PM - Redwood County Learning Center - Hybrid Meeting
January 5, 2023 - Board Meeting - Thursday 9:00 AM Lyon County Commissioner's Room
Lyon County Commissioner's Room - Lyon County Courthouse, 607 W. Main, Marshall, MN 56258
Redwood Government Center - Learning Center, 501 S. Mill Street, Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Monday-Friday 8:00 to 4:30
RCRCA has four canoes and three kayaks that are available for rent to explore the Redwood and Cottonwood watersheds.
Canoes - $10 per day - 2 paddles and 2 life jackets are included.
Kayaks - $5 per day - paddle and life jacket is included.
Deposit of $50 per canoe or kayak rented. Deposit is refunded when the canoe or kayak is returned in good condition.
Please call our office in advance to check availability and make arrangements to pick them up.
Phone: 507-532-1325 office.
RCRCA - Canoe/Kayak Rental Agreement below
Check out Outreach Page for our Annual Canoe Trips, normally the 3rd week of June.
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