U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region
This summer, 4th through 6th graders from the River Valley Charter School help pull invasive pepperweed plants from the salt marsh at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Pepperweed pulling isn't just alliterative; it's a way students are removing the invasive plant from the Great Marsh in Massachusetts, making room for native grasses to create habitat for wildlife and...

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...


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