Students at Indiana University are working to manage runoff near campus, according to the school’s Office of Sustainability.
The students are still in their planning phase but intend to mitigate runoff from heavy rains through natural and manmade structures.
Two natural areas near campus, Dunn’s Woods and The Research Teaching Preserve, will be improved to handle more runoff with buffer zones and berms made of native plants and natural materials.
The student group applied for an Environmental Protection Agency grant to assist in monitoring and implementing the project.
Image: A selection of project sites courtesy (Credit: Leah Harmon/IU)