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Harkers Island in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Cisterns

Reducing Stormwater Runoff at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

 
 
Cisterns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
1. Cisterns Marker
Inscription.
This 1,500-gallon cistern collects stormwater runoff from the roof of the museum. The storm water collected by the cistern is used for general irrigation purposes on site. Storm water controls such as this help prevent fecal coliform and other pollutants from reaching our rivers, creeks and sounds.

Low impact Development (LID) techniques such as this cistern were installed at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum an Heritage Center and the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor Center to reduce the polluted stormwater runoff entering Core Sound. The LID techniques also provide example of cost-effective solutions that can be used to control stormwater on residential properties.
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
Cisterns image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
2. Cisterns
Volunteers of N.C. State University’s Cooperative Extension, North Carolina Coastal Federation.

 
Erected by cleanwater Management Trust Fund, Sea Grant North Carolina, NCDENR.
 
Location. 34° 41.234′ N, 76° 31.726′ 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. The marker is on the grounds of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and 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. Rain Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Harkers Island Visitor Center at Cape Lookout National Seashore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cape Lookout Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olive Thurlow Anchor (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
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center-Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
3. Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center-Entrance Sign
. (Submitted on September 16, 2014.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentMan-Made Features
 
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 15, 2014
4. Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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