This video explains how Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest near Louisville, Kentucky used recycled cypress from pickle vats to build its visitor center and then "paid back" nature by creating a cypress-tupelo swamp. Recycled materials conserve water because no water is needed for their production, but to make those original pickle vats, a long-ago cypress-tupelo swamp had to be destroyed. Bernheim replaced that original swamp (a rich habitat for many different plant and animal species) with a new five-acre cypress-tupelo swamp at one end of a lake on the park grounds.
This resource is part of the Water Solutions collection.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.