UNC Albemarle Ecological Field Site Students Visit Marshes Light

September 9, 2010

Professor Robert Perry and students of the Albemarle Ecological Field Site of the University of North Carolina visited the Marshes Light community in Manteo to learn about our wetlands and how to protect them.

We hosted an informal gathering with Warren Eadus and Andy Deel of Quible Associates P.C., a local Engineering and Environmental Science Firm. The students were then given a guided field review of the stormwater systems at the Marshes Light.

Identifying wetlands plants at Marshes Light

Andy identified sedimentation as the number one threat to North Carolina’s waterways and went on explain how the sand filters, wet pond, and bioretention basins at Marshes Light reduce the TSS (Total Suspended Solids) below State requirements, while also providing nutrient reductions for stormwater runoff.

Warren provided a tour of wetlands on site, which are being enhanced to encourage a healthy and diverse growth of native wetland species. Marshes Light is proud to be a part of Historic Manteo and provide state-of-the-art stormwater treatment to protect and promote healthy water quality throughout beautiful Shallowbag Bay.

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