U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region
Red knots at Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Delaware Bay hosts the largest concentration of the rufa red knot subspecies during the spring, when knots on their marathon migrations stop to refuel and take advantage of the largest gathering of horseshoe crabs in the world.  Credit: Gregory Breese/USFWS

What do people, horseshoe crabs and the endangered rufa red knot have in common? They all benefit from our partner-based work to restore beaches along Delaware Bay.

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Watch a video of the storm's impact to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and learn what is being done to repair the damage.

The ditch remediation technique is used on these newly mowed and filled salt marsh ditches in the Great Marsh. Two bailing twines on stakes keep the rolled hay in the ditch.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other partners are working to help increase resiliency of the Great Marsh in Massachusetts using an innovative technique called ditch remediation.


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