At the regular meeting of the Kure Beach Town Council, held Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Mr. Bill Hart, Chairperson of the New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District, presented the Town of Kure Beach with a resolution that was adopted by the District's Board of Supervisors on May 17, 2013. The resolution from the board commended the Town of Kure Beach on its Ocean Front Park. Among other commendations in the resolution, it stated that the Town of Kure Beach became a leading local government in pro-actively managing stormwater with the installation of three test infiltration systems in the dunes as designed by N.C. State University and the Town developed a broader strategy to further improve water quality and the local economy by seeking grants to address water quality threats while stimulating the local economy through construction of a park on water-front property. The resolution goes on to list the installation at the Town's Ocean Front Park of a rooftop rainwater collection system, a rain garden, pervious pavers along the sidewalks and in the parking area and tying in the park's stormwater system to the dune infiltration system, thus greatly reducing pollutants from stormwater entering the ocean and maintaining the stability of the beaches by preventing erosion and keeping pollutants out of the ocean. The Board of Supervisors commended the Town for its "foresight, creativity and concern for its citizens, visitors and the environment through installation of the dune infiltration system, acquisition of essential property for a park and the careful design and installation of stormwater practices in its newly dedicated Ocean Front Park." To view the entire resolution, CLICK HERE.