U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region
Work at one of the restored beaches, Kimbles Beach. A wheel loader fills the rubber-tracked dump truck. Credit: Eric Schrading/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Hurricane Sandy investments support the President's Climate Action Plan goal of making communities more resilient to increasingly intense storms predicted with a changing climate.

A Nelson’s sparrow and a saltmarsh sparrow at Barn Island in Conn. 
Credit: Chris Elphick/Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

From Maine down to Virginia, salt marshes provide a home to species like the saltmarsh and seaside sparrow, as described in a recent PBS documentary. Several Hurricane Sandy-funded science projects...

Boys and Girls Club of Vineland builds shell bags for Gandy's Beach oyster reef. Credit: Project PORTS staff

Thousands of southern New Jersey students are building 15,000 shell bags for an oyster reef living shoreline project at Gandy's Beach this year, thanks to Hurricane Sandy resilience funds awarded to...


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