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The Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners, including The Conservation Fund, are raising the level of a salt marsh at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge to help it keep pace with sea-level rise and continue to provide wildlife habitat and protection for private property.

People across the region, including scientists, mobilized to help coastal communities after Hurricane Sandy. Their mission was to investigate how to strengthen our natural defenses to storms.

salt marsh Chafee NWR

Working with partners and communities helps guide conservation efforts into the future.