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Rain Gardens

Reducing Stormwater Runoff at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

 
 
Rain Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
1. Rain Gardens Marker
Inscription.
This 80 sq. ft. rain garden collects stormwater runoff from the roof of the Jean-Dale boat shed and the adjacent road. Rain gardens are depressions that contain native plants that absorb and filter polluted stormwater. This simple and effective stormwater control helps to prevent fecal coliform and other pollutants from reaching our rivers, creeks and sounds.

Low impact Development techniques such as this rain garden were installed at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center and the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor Center to reduce the polluted stormwater runoff entering into Core Sound.
Project Funders
cleanwater Management Trust Fund; Sea Grant North Carolina; NCDENR
Funding for the project was provided by the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund, by a North Carolina Fishery Resource Grant administrated by North Carolina Sea Grant and by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Division of Soil and Water Conservation’s Community Conservation Assistance Program.
Project Partners
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, Cape Lookout National Seashore, N.C. State University’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Master Gardener Volunteers of N.C. State University’s Cooperative Extension, North
Rain Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
2. Rain Gardens Marker
Carolina Coastal Federation.

 
Erected by cleanwater Management Trust Fund, Sea Grant North Carolina, NCDENR.
 
Location. 34° 41.251′ N, 76° 31.682′ W. Marker is in Harkers Island, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cape Point Drive and Island Road (County Route 1335), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1785 Island Road, Harkers Island NC 28531, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cisterns (within shouting distance of this marker); Harkers Island Visitor Center at Cape Lookout National Seashore (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Olive Thurlow Anchor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cape Lookout Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Protecting People and Ships (approx. 0.2 miles away); Estuaries of the Sound (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horizon of Islands (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marine Research (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harkers Island.
 
Also see . . .  Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center. (Submitted on September 16, 2014.)
Rain Gardens-Pepsi Can Outhouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
3. Rain Gardens-Pepsi Can Outhouse

 
Categories. EnvironmentMan-Made Features
 
Inside the Jean-Dale boat shed image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
4. Inside the Jean-Dale boat shed
Inside the Jean-Dale boat shed image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
5. Inside the Jean-Dale boat shed
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center-Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
6. Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center-Entrance Sign
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
7. Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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