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Rhode Island’s rivers, which have been used and abused in the past, are gaining new life as dams are removed and disposal practices change. This is good news for wildlife and people alike.

A new video from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers an overview of the coastline and salt marsh restoration at a refuge on Delaware Bay. “Building a Stronger Coast: Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge” is a behind-the-scenes look at how engaged partners and solid science came together to improve conditions for wildlife and the local community.

Trick question: How long does it take to bring down a dam?