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Sachuest Point Road is covered in debris after Hurricane Sandy. Credit: USFWS

Senator visits Rhode Island refuge after Sandy

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe joined Senator Jack Reed at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island to view damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. Sandy washed out the only public road to the refuge, which is the only national wildlife refuge that remains closed from the storm. The Service is working with the Federal Highway Administration and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to repair the road and reopen the refuge as soon as possible. Nearly 200,000 people visit the refuge each year to hike, fish, and birdwatch. The refuge is a best known for wintering sea ducks, including the second largest winter population of eastern harlequin ducks on the Atlantic coast.

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