The implications of sea-level rise have been changing the landscape of Blackneck since it's establishment, changing its landscape permanently. Credit: Steve Droter

Since the refuge’s establishment in 1933, over 5,000 acres of marshland have been lost due to sea-level rise — and this trend is continuing. “A lot of people when they talk about the threats of sea-level rise, it’s very hypothetical and in the future. But it’s very real here. That’s one of the important stories I think Blackwater can tell. I think Blackwater really serves to communicate what the impacts of sea-level rise and subsidence are,” says Whitbeck. Credit: Steve Droter

The implications of sea-level rise have been changing the landscape of Blackneck since it’s establishment, changing its landscape permanently. Credit: Steve Droter

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