U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


Brittany Bowker, Hurricane Sandy Youth Story Corps Intern

“Everyone is working towards a bigger, long-term goal, and that’s an important thing to be a part of.”

SCA intern Brittany Bowker reflects on her U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service experience.


Today we’re sharing updates from our partners NJ Audubon and Larry Niles, a private wildlife biologist blogging on the ongoing Stone Harbor Point project in southern New Jersey to restore 20 acres of habitat for piping plovers, American oystercatchers, red knots and other shorebirds.

Martha Naley with colleague Carl Schwartz at John’s Brook restoration site, Essex County, NY

In the first in a series of profiles focusing on the people behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s collaborative efforts to build a stronger Atlantic Coast, Service biologist Martha Naley discusses how federal funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery is helping to support a range of projects involving dam removal, flood resiliency and stream restoration.


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