Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Recovery, restoration & building coastal resilience
Two Years After Sandy: Protecting the Chesapeake Bay Shoreline

VIDEO: Flying over Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge, where a 20,950 foot living shoreline will be constructed at Fog Point in Smith Island, Md.

October 29, 2014 - Shoreline restoration efforts are planned for Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland, where $9 million in Hurricane Sandy resilience funding will construct 20,950 feet of living shoreline to dissipate wave energy and slow erosion. The project protects 1,200 acres of vulnerable marsh land and supports the Chesapeake Bay region’s local economy and culture. This marsh is vital to the continued habitat health of Smith Island’s soft crab fishing industry and for protecting the residential villages of Ewell, Rhodes Point and Tylerton. The refuge supports one of the largest concentrations of wintering waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay, as well as important habitat for fisheries and non-game wildlife. 

View aerial footage: Flying over Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge
More about the Fog Point Living Shoreline restoration project
Blog post featuring the Glenn Martin living shoreline project

VIDEO: Flying over Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge, where a 20,950 foot living shoreline will be constructed at Fog Point in Smith Island, Md. Credit: USFWS


Story Map Offers Interactive Tour of Hurricane Sandy Projects

The story map features images, information and links about our Hurricane Sandy projects.

October 28, 2014 - Our new story map - Building a More Resilient Atlantic Coast - offers you an interactive, web-based way to learn about recovery and resilience projects managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It uses GIS technology to present information, images and links about the more than 80 projects underway in 14 states.

Visit the story map: Building a More Resilient Atlantic Coast
View the tutorial: How to use the story map


The story map features images, information and links about our Hurricane Sandy projects. Credit: USFWS


Two Years After Sandy: Building a Stronger Coast in the Communities of the Great Marsh

VIDEO: #StrongAfterSandy Feature: The Communities of the Great Marsh

October 28, 2014 - This fall, the Service launched the second in a series of videos by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service highlighting communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and their journey toward recovery. This video highlights communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and their journey toward recovery, describing how partners are working together in the Massachusetts North Shore to protect communities from storms and flooding by strengthening the natural barriers along the coast.

View the video
More about the Hurricane Sandy Great Marsh restoration project
View photos of coastal restoration work in the Great Marsh

VIDEO: #StrongAfterSandy Feature: The Communities of the Great Marsh Credit: USFWS


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Last updated: November 21, 2014