Conservation Practice
Installation Video Series

Learn to install conservation practices in urban and agricultural areas that help improve water quality in Indiana.

                                                                                                                                                 

Conservation Practice Installation Series

These free instructional videos provided by the Indiana Watershed Leadership Program illustrate the process of installing conservation practices to improve water quality. You can learn at your convenience and save time and money on travel.

 

Rain Barrel installation - Learn to install a rain barrel and connect it to a downspout using three different types of diverters. This video demonstrates procedures that anyone can follow at home. (runtime 11:33)
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Rain Garden installation - a rain garden is a shallow depression that is planted, generally with native plants, that collects rain runoff and allows infiltration through the soil back into the groundwater. Learn how to install a rain garden on your property by first determining the size and depth needed for your rain garden (Part 1.) and then the construction and planting process (runtime; Part 1-10:23, Part 2-6:56)
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Wood Chip Bioreactor Installation - Wood chip bioreactors remove nitrate from tile drainage. Learn how a wood chip bioreactor is installed by following the process at the Throckmorton Purdue Agriculture Center. (runtime 4:05)
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Two-Stage Ditch Installation - a two-stage ditch incorporates "benches" or a floodplain into a ditch to allow water to spread out over a greater area, which also slows the flow and prevents erosion and flooding. This video shows the process of two-stage ditch installation. (runtime)
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