Washington Baum Bridge Permeable Parking

The Washington Baum Boating Access Area on Roanoke Island in Dare County now includes 6,903 square feet of permeable parking that allows rainwater to soak into the ground instead of flowing into Roanoake Sound. The Dare County Tourism Board funded the project that is part of an ongoing partnership between the Coastal Federation and N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to find opportunities to make the state’s public boating ramps as environmentally sustainable as possible.

“The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is constantly working and investing to improve, renovate and maintain our boating access areas to continue one of the top boating programs in the nation,” said Commission Engineering Section Chief Gary Gardner. “Our partnership with the Dare County Tourism and the Coastal Federation on this project allowed us to do more with this parking renovation and add these stormwater improvements to meet our mission as a conservation agency.”

Permeable Parking Geogrids at the Washington Baum Bridge