Harkers Island in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Reducing Stormwater Runoff at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
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.
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.
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center,
Erected by cleanwater Management Trust Fund, Sea Grant North Carolina, NCDENR.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Man-Made Features.
Location. 34° 41.251′ N, 76° 31.682′ W. Marker is on 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. This marker is on the grounds of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1785 Island Road, Harkers Island NC 28531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 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); Fort Hancock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Protecting People and Ships (approx. 0.2 miles away); Estuaries of the SoundHorizon of Islands (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor and Rememberance (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harkers Island.
Also see . . . Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center. (Submitted on September 16, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.