Building a Stronger Coast
Restoration work being done at Kimbles Beach - Eric Schrading/USFWS.

Hurricane Sandy Projects

Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012 near Brigantine, New Jersey, devastating communities along the Atlantic Coast with reported national damages exceeding $50 billion. In spring and fall of 2013, the Service received funding from the Department of the Interior through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 for recovery and resilience projects listed below.

Resilience Icon The Service is leading 31 resilience projects awarded $102 million, to restore coastal marshes, wetlands and shoreline, create open connections to rivers and streams for fish passage, and reduce the risk of flooding from future storms.
   
Recovery Icon A total of $65 million in recovery investments are funding projects to remove debris, and to restore and rebuild national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, and the National Conservation Training Center, ensuring safety to staff and visitors.

Click to find Hurricane Sandy restoration projects happening in your state:

Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | New Hampshire
New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Virginia
West Virginia | Region-wide


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Connecticut

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge


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Delaware

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge


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Florida

Recovery Projects

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge


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Maine

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge


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Maryland

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex)

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex)


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Massachusetts

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge


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New Hampshire

Recovery Projects

Nashua National Fish Hatchery


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New Jersey

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge


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New York

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex


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North Carolina

Recovery Projects

MacKay Island National Wildlife Refuge

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge


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Pennsylvania

Recovery Projects

Lamar Fish Health and Technology Center


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Rhode Island

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge


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Virginia

Resilience Projects

Recovery Projects

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge


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West Virginia

Recovery Projects

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

National Conservation Training Center

White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery


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Region-wide

Resilience Projects

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Last updated: December 12, 2014