Two Stage Ditches: Helping Nature Clean Farm Runoff

May 23, 2012

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Listen in to this conversation about conservation and water quality, inspired by To Build a Better Ditch, a short film produced by Ravenswood Media that describes the environmental benefits of two-stage ditch design. This design demonstrates how a change in the way agricultural ditches are made can not only reduce erosion and improve water quality but can also lower maintenance costs for the farmer. Guest speakers include John Legge, director for Great Lakes Conservation, The Nature Conservancy. 

Recorded Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.