Core Sound Waterfowl Museum &
“At the End of the Road”
One of many
The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
and Ducks Unlimited began Willow Pond
restoration work in 1993 to enhance the
freshwater ecosystem to support wildlife
Sometimes you have to believe ...
Community volunteers, scouts and
school groups have helped clear and
maintain dirt trails around the 3.5 acre
pond area for more than 15 years ....
Waiting for the Pond to be restored!
NC Wildlife Habitat Foundation
• Thanks to John Hagan and his
love for Down East Carteret
County, the NC Wildlife
Habitat Foundation became a
partner in the restoration of
Boy Scout Troop 252, Davis
Carteret County Master Gardeners
Carteret County Wildlife Club
Individuals too many to remember ...
Carl Huff, Roy Willis, Jerry Hyatt, Ann Rose,
Allyn Powell, Charles Jones and others ....
Restoration & Trail Partners
• Cape Lookout National Seashore
• NC Wildlife Resources Commission
• NC Wildlife Habitat Foundation
• Ducks Unlimited M.A.R.S.H. program
• “Tourism Cares for America”
• The Conservation Fund
• Carteret County Community Foundation
All part of the Core Sound story ...
The Willow Pond Natural Area now
serves as an important educational
experience to encourage the preservation
and stewardship of the freshwater
ecosystem of the Atlantic Flyway that
defines the lands and water of Eastern
And then it happened ....
The children came!
Our first class on Willow Pond was the
kindergarten class of Harkers Island
Elementary School in December 2007.
But you know what .....
We’ve only just begun
to tell this story ...