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Researchers hope a simple ingredient found in your kitchen cupboard might help control an aggressive marsh invader.

Hurricane Sandy hit Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge hard. In the years since, the Service and its partners have worked to make the refuge more resilient to storms. At the end of October, another storm put those efforts to the test.

marsh restoration

Wetlands, marshes, beaches, oyster reefs and undammed rivers can serve as natural infrastructure, protecting coastal communities from damage and providing benefits for people and wildlife.