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Welcome to willow pond pdf

  1. 1. Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center “At the End of the Road” Harkers Island
  2. 2. Roy Willis Stacy Hunter Carver Collector Teacher One of many carvers, artists, volunteers providing educational programs at Core Sound.
  3. 3. WILLOW POND The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Ducks Unlimited began Willow Pond restoration work in 1993 to enhance the freshwater ecosystem to support wildlife viewing opportunities.
  4. 4. WILLOW POND Abandoned and Overgrown .....
  5. 5. 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!
  6. 6. 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 Willow Pond.
  7. 7. Project Volunteers 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 ....
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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 North Carolina.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. But you know what ..... We’ve only just begun to tell this story ...
  12. 12. Willow Pond ... A quiet place for generations.

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