Restored salt marsh at Chafee National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.
Credit: Ayla Fox
October Is “Building a Stronger Coast” Month
October 4, 2017 – Marshes, wetlands, beaches, free-flowing rivers and oyster reefs help absorb storm energy and reduce flooding – while providing huge value for wildlife and people in the form of ecotourism, outdoor recreation, cleaner water, cleaner air, improved health and more.
This natural infrastructure can’t stop storms from coming, but it can help lessen the impacts – immediately, and long into the future. The USFWS and partners have been working to build a stronger coast by restoring marshes and beaches, building living shorelines, removing dams and conducting innovative science to help guide conservation efforts into the future. In October we’ll be highlighting some of this work that was funded in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Published on: Thursday, October 05,2017