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.
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.
A culvert project in coastal New Jersey is helping build a #StrongerCoast by providing flood mitigation for the nearby community and passage for fish.