Harkers Island in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Reducing Stormwater Runoff at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
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.
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, 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 Carolina Coastal Federation.
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° 41.234′ 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. The marker is on the grounds of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and 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 walking distance of this marker. 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); Fort Hancock (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). 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 256 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.