Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Sussex, NJ
Project: Remove Debris and Repair Buildings
Project type: Recovery
Project status: Complete
Funding awarded: $14,250
Hurricane Sandy recovery project completed September 2013
This project removed debris and repaired buildings at the refuge supported by federal funding from the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Act.
This project will remove debris deposited by Hurricane Sandy into river marshes and repair damage to buildings at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge.
Conservation / Restoration Goals
- Clean and restore river marsh habitat
- Clean and restore visitor trails
- Repair refuge buildings
- Restores habitat for several species of birds
- Cleans and restores visitor observation trails
Migratory waterfowl, rare and declining marsh birds and migratory shorebirds rely on marshes along the Wallkill River for habitat. Debris deposited by Hurricane Sandy degraded the marshes and damaged refuge buildings. Debris will be removed along the Wallkill River on the Dagmar Dale, Liberty Loop and Wood Duck trails. Repairs will be made to refuge buildings, including the refuge headquarters, maintenance shop and greenhouse.
Wallkill River Recovery Project Map