Building a Stronger Coast
Coastal Resilience Coordinator Megan Tyrell helps shore up science effort in response to climate change, Hurricane Sandy

Megan Tyrrell joins the the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative as a research coordinator for projects related to coastal resilience, including those funded by Hurricane Sandy recovery investments.

January 23, 2015 - With many coastal science projects underway over the next several years that will inform future conservation strategies to help build a stronger Atlantic coast in the face of climate change, a team of experts from federal to local partners are joining forces to ensure best outcomes. The newest addition to this team includes Megan Tyrrell, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Coastal Resilience Coordinator. Tyrrell will be responsible for coordinating research projects, including Hurricane Sandy funded efforts underway to strengthen coastlines that provide wildlife habitat and protection from storm surge and wave erosion.

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Megan Tyrrell joins the the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative as a research coordinator for projects related to coastal resilience, including those funded by Hurricane Sandy recovery investments.


Massachusetts project restores native salt marsh, offering coastal flooding protection near Cape Cod

Staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assess a clogged inlet at an old culvert scheduled to be replaced this fall to restore natural marsh.

January 2, 2014 - Communities near Round Hill salt marsh in Dartmouth, Massachusetts will benefit from an 11.6 acre salt marsh restoration project along the southeast coast near Cape Cod. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investing $2.2 million to restore the tidal flow near the 70-acre Meadow Shores Marsh, in part by replacing the defunct wooden culvert beneath Ray Peck Drive as shown in the featured photos. The salt marshes act as a buffer against coastal flooding during severe storms, which helps protect nearby communities. The project is expected to begin this fall, supported by federal funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery.

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Staff from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assess a clogged inlet at an old culvert scheduled to be replaced this fall to restore natural marsh. Credit: Lia McLaughlin/USFWS


#StrongAfterSandy Feature: The Communities of the Great Dismal Swamp

VIDEO: #StrongAfterSandy Feature: The Communities of the Great Dismal Swamp

January 7, 2015 - The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge encompasses more than 112,000 acres of contiguous forest located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. It is home to some of the most important wildlife habitat in the mid-Atlantic region, visited by more than 200 species of birds and a variety of reptiles and mammals, including otter, bat, red fox, white-tailed deer and bobcat. Learn how federal funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery is supporting a water management project led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will help reduce impacts of floods and wildfire on wildlife and communities such as Chesapeake and Suffolk, Virginia along the refuge.

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VIDEO: #StrongAfterSandy Feature: The Communities of the Great Dismal Swamp. Credit: USFWS


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Last updated: January 7, 2015