Secretary Jewell announced the funding at E.B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in N.J., which absorbed the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, protecting some of the local communities in the path of the storm.
Service receives $100 million for 30 projects to protect coastal communities from future storms
In advance of next week’s one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that a total of $162 million will be invested to help heal the devastation caused by the storm and make our coastal areas more resilient against future storms and a changing climate. The Service will lead projects to restore marshes and beaches, improve aquatic connectivity in rivers and streams, and provide the science we need to make sound conservation decisions now and in the future. “What we witnessed during Hurricane Sandy was that our public lands and other natural areas are often the best defense against Mother Nature,” said Jewell.
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Published on: Thursday, October 24,2013