Purpose: The purpose of this project was to restore an open aquatic system (5 acres) by spraying herbicide to kill noxious phragmites. Additional funding was provided for the purchase of a submersible pump to be used for maintaining adequate water levels throughout the wetland. This project provides a unique habitat type that will benefit mallards, gadwall, ring-necked ducks, and lesser scaup.

Location: The project is located on the east end of Harkers Island in Carteret County, NC.

Acres Impacted: 5 acres

Habitat Types: Freshwater emergent wetland with floating aquatic plants
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Partners: Core Sound Waterfowl Museum
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timeline: The project was initiated in 1995 and completed in 1996

DU Contact:

Craig LeSchack

Director of Conservation Programs
South Atlantic Field Office
3896 Leeds Ave.
Charleston, SC 29405