How Mushrooms Can Help Clean Water - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

Environmental activists in Corvallis, Oregon are using mushrooms to clean the polluted runoff water from storm drains before it reaches the Sequoia Creek and the Wilamette River. Volunteers from Ocean Blue Project are working to protect local waterways by putting burlap bags filled with a substrate of coffee grounds and straw in drainage areas where mushroom roots, called mycelium, can work to break down a variety of pollutants in the water including oil, pesticides and bacteria like E. coli.



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