Two Stage Ditches: Helping Nature Clean Farm Runoff

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive

Chicago, 

IL 

60614

Presenter

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
773-755-5100

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Join us for a screening of 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. After the film, we’ll be joined by guest speakers for a conversation about conservation and water quality. Guest speakers include John Legge, director for Great Lakes Conservation, The Nature Conservancy. To register, email adultprograms@naturemuseum. org or call 773-755-5100, ext. 5028.