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Conserving the Nature of America
 

Planting marsh grasses at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland. Credit: Dagny Leonard, The Conservation Fund
Planting marsh grasses at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland.
Credit: Dagny Leonard, The Conservation Fund


Using nature to build a stronger coast


October 30, 2017 - Five years ago this week Hurricane Sandy devastated communities along the Atlantic Coast with record storm surge, fierce winds and torrential rain. This year’s destructive storm season only underscores how vulnerable our coastal areas are and the important role of nature in helping to protect communities and ensure a future for fish and wildlife. In this blog, Wendi Weber, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Director, shares her vision of a stronger East Coast – one that uses natural infrastructure for the benefit of people and wildlife.

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Published on: Monday, October 30,2017


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