Scott Comings’ conservation path began with a year-long, outdoor education program in ninth grade. Today he channels his passion for the natural world as Associate Director of the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy. In partnership with the Service, Comings is overseeing Hurricane Sandy-funded projects in Rhode Island such as removal of White Rock dam on the Pawcatuck River.
Pepperweed pulling isn’t just alliterative; it’s a way students are removing the invasive plant from the Great Marsh in Massachusetts, making room for native grasses to create habitat for wildlife and a more resilient coast.
Hurricane Sandy investments support the President’s Climate Action Plan goal of making communities more resilient to increasingly intense storms predicted with a changing climate.