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Two hundred tons of debris removed from Forsythe refuge

PHOTO: Mike Durfee oversees water-based debris removal at the refuge.March 18, 2014 – Crews working by both land and water have achieved a cleanup milestone as they complete the first phase of a multi-million dollar operation at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, N.J. With the aid of heavy equipment and barges, workers for regional contractor Coastal Environment Group have successfully removed over 200 tons of debris—an amount equivalent in weight to 100 cars, 80 great white sharks or a blue whale—from coastal marsh areas in Brick Township.

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PHOTO: Mike Durfee oversees water-based debris removal at the refuge.
Credit: Ryan Hagerty/USFWS

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