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Infographic "Building a Stronger Coast" Launches Today, Describes Post-Sandy Recovery in 14 States

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

October 21, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launches the infographic “Building a Stronger Coast”, highlighting how the Service is working with partners to restore natural defenses, sustain wildlife and safeguard communities two years after Hurricane Sandy. The infographic describes how Department of the Interior funding of $167 million invests in more than 80 projects in 14 states, protecting both coastal and inland areas. Restoration goals for the next several years include 13 dams removed or evaluated, 138 miles of stream rehabilitated for fish passage, 152 miles of coastline restored and 63,000 acres of tidal marsh protected and strengthened.

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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.

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Photos of New Jersey beach restoration


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


#StrongAfterSandy Feature: The Communities of the Great Marsh

#StrongAfterSandy Feature: The Communities of the Great Marsh

September 30, 2014 - Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launches the second in a series of videos highlighting communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and their journey toward recovery. This video describes how Department of the Interior funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery, including a $340,000 Parker River Resilience project led by the Service and a $2.9 million grant administered through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and led by National Wildlife Federation, is working together to protect coastal communities along the North Shore of Massachusetts from storms and flooding by strengthening the natural barriers upon which many communities depend. At the same time, the project will help Great Marsh towns like Essex, Mass., whose Selectman Lisa O’Donnell describes how working with local partners is crucial for environmental and economic reasons in a town surrounded by marsh.

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More about the Hurricane Sandy Great Marsh restoration project
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VIDEO: #StrongAfterSandy Feature: The Communities of the Great Marsh. Credit: USFWS


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Last updated: October 21, 2014