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oyster castles at Chincoteague NWR

New oyster babies (called spat) will soon be making their homes in castles at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, thanks to the help of volunteers and partners. Find out why oysters need castles, and why we need the oysters.

Red knots at Mispillion Harbor, Delaware. Delaware Bay hosts the largest concentration of the rufa red knot subspecies during the spring, when knots on their marathon migrations stop to refuel and take advantage of the largest gathering of horseshoe crabs in the world.  Credit: Gregory Breese/USFWS

What do people, horseshoe crabs and the endangered rufa red knot have in common? They all benefit from our partner-based work to restore beaches along Delaware Bay.

Seeds of Success Interns at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware

Seeds of Success, a native seed collection program, is helping to restore and strengthen coastal areas vulnerable to intense storms and sea-level rise predicted with a changing climate.