Hurricane Sandy Recovery
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Spotlight on Hurricane Sandy Story Corps Youth Interns

Summer 2014 Student Conservation Association intern, Charlotte Murtishaw, was part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hurricane Sandy youth story corps, which provides communications experience to college interns.

October 23, 2014 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hurricane Sandy youth story corps provides communications experience to interns such as Brittany Bowker of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Charlotte Murtishaw of Barnard College. In a recent blog post, Bowker reports on Murtishaw’s experience as a summer 2014 Student Conservation Association and story corps intern, where she spent three months providing communications and outreach support for a range of environmental projects and on-site fieldwork related to Hurricane Sandy funded resilience and recovery projects.

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Summer 2014 Student Conservation Association intern, Charlotte Murtishaw, was part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Hurricane Sandy youth story corps, which provides communications experience to college interns. Credit: USFWS


Building a Stronger Coast: Infographic

Building a Stronger Coast Infographic published today by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service describes recovery goals over next several years.

October 22, 2014 - Check out our “Building a Stronger Coast” infographic highlighting how the Service is working with partners to protect both coastal and inland areas two years after Hurricane Sandy. The infographic describes how we're investing $167 million in more than 80 projects in 14 states to restore natural defenses, sustain wildlife and safeguard communities.

View the Infographic: Building a Stronger Coast



Building a Stronger Coast Infographic published today by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service describes recovery goals over next several years. Credit: USFWS


Two Years Later: Projects After Sandy Make Coastal Areas More Resilient to Future Storms

Brian Braudis (Cape May NWR manager) greeting Secretary Jewell at Reeds Beach in Middle Township, NJ.

Since Hurricane Sandy roared ashore in 2012, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of the Interior have worked with partners to restore and strengthen coastal areas to help local communities as well as wildlife better withstand future storms. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today toured restoration projects at Reed's Beach and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. Overall, the Department of the Interior is investing $787 million on recovery and resiliency projects up and down the Atlantic Coast in the aftermath of Sandy.

News release
Photos of New Jersey beach restoration


Brian Braudis (Cape May NWR manager) greeting Secretary Jewell at Reeds Beach in Middle Township, NJ
Credit: USFWS


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Last updated: October 21, 2014