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.