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Constructing Rain Gardens

In the Winter 2009 issue of the Planning Commissioners Journal we highlighted the growing importance of stormwater management in local planning. These two videos focus on one technique: the construction of rain gardens. The videos contain some good, basic information that should help citizen planners better understand what’s involved with constructing a rain garden.

The first video below (produced by the Opequon Creek Project Team) shows a larger-scale rain garden being constructed in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The second video (by the Backyard Farmer at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension) focuses on a smaller-scale rain garden.