Backyard Wetland Conservation
The two programs below were aired on-line in March and April 2006 and were broadcast simultaneously on cable and satellite television stations in North Carolina by the Agency for Public Telecommunications. The programs are now available for on-line viewing through our archives. We also welcome other television stations to broadcast the series. League chapters and other organizations are also encouraged to schedule viewings of the programs for groups. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a DVD copy of the show for television broadcast or group viewings.
- Archives of both programs.
- Resources for both programs.
- Wetland-Friendly Lawn and
Garden (March 28, 8:00-10:00pm, EDT)
What you plant in your garden and how you take care of your lawn can affect water quality in your neighborhood. In this Webcast series, the concept of backyard conservation will be introduced, as well as some of the basic things people are doing to make their yards more eco-friendly. The focus of this segment will be practical, and will include how-to sections on creating rain gardens, installing rain barrels and designing wetland-friendly landscapes on your own property. Additionally, we will document the experiences of actual homeowners that have successfully implemented these practices in their own yards.
- Wetland Wonderlands (April 25, 8:00-10:00pm, EDT) Do you have a wetland on your property? Discover the many benefits (both environmental and economic) of "greening" your property, and find out how you can ensure that these sensitive ecosystems remain healthy. No wetlands on your property? Learn how to create vernal pools and backyard bogs that are guaranteed to attract wildlife and reduce storm-water runoff. Using low-cost materials and simple techniques, this program will demonstrate how you can transform your backyard landscape into a "greenscape."
This on-line training series is made possible with support from the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Center for Transportation and the Environment.