Photo of completed stream bank

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.

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Thank you for visiting the Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area website! We hope you enjoy browsing our website and that you find alot of useful information. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience in order to help you improve the water quality in your area. 

 

Upcoming Meetings:

Joint RCRCA/Area II Meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.

 
July 2, 2020 - Board Meeting - Redwood Government Center - Learning Center Room - 9:00 AM (ZOOM and In-Person) Link is on the Agenda
 
August 6, 2020 - Board Meeting - Location to be determined.
 
September 3, 2020 - Board Meeting - Location to be determined.

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Meeting Locations:

Lyon Street Service Center/BWSR Meeting Room, 1400 E. Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258

Redwood Government Center - Learning Center, 501 S. Mill Street, Redwood Falls, MN 56283

 

 

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2020 CANOE TRIPS - RCRCA CANOE TRIPS HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

Please check back next year for the 3rd week in June.

Check out our Annual Canoe Trip page!  It is a lot of fun!

Canoe/Kayak Rental - Call 507-532-1325 to make arrangements.

 

 

 

Office Hours:

RCRCA Offices - We are back in the office as of April 27, 2020. 

Please call to make an appointment to come to our office due to COVID-19 restrictions per Governor Walz.

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

1424 E. College Drive, Suite 300

Marshall, MN 56258

Phone: 507-532-1325

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Lake Redwood Reclamation Project

Landowners Meeting 11/18/19 Presentation

Lake Redwood Reclamation Project Updates

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Cottonwood River - Ice Out 3/20/19 Video by Shawn Wohnoutka

Redwood River - Ice Jam 3/23/19 Video by Shawn Wohnoutka

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Power Point Presentations

2019 Legislative Gathering

2018 Legislative Gathering

2017 Legislative Gathering

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DNR Buffer Mapping Information

http://arcgis.dnr.state.mn.us/gis/buffersviewer/

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/buffers/index.html

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CSCAP Webinar Information

Media Release

Recorded Presentation

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