Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Location: Warsaw, VA
|Resilience Projects||Recovery Projects|
Project: A Stronger Coast - Three USFWS Northeast Region National Wildlife Refuge Projects to Increase Coastal Resilience and Preparedness
Project Type: Resilience
Funding awarded: $2,060,000
The three projects included in this study are intended to identify vulnerabilities and strengths of over 70 miles of shoreline at coastal refuges, assess the integrity of over 30,000 acres of coastal marsh that protect adjacent shorelines and help preserve the species they support.
Project: Remove Debris from Shoreline
Location: Eastern Virignia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge - Warsaw, VA
Project Type: Recovery
Funding awarded: $14,250
This project will remove coastal debris from a stretch of shoreline at the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge.
Conservation / Restoration Goals
- Clean and restore coastal marsh and beach habitat
- Restores coastal habitats
- Addresses staff and visitor safety concerns
Storm surge from Hurricane Sandy washed debris ashore along the shoreline of refuges in the complex. Refuge staff will remove the debris and restore coastal habitat.