Hurricane Sandy Recovery
The Department of the Interior is investing $787 million in federal funding for Hurricane Sandy recovery to clean up and repair damaged national parks and wildlife refuges; restore and strengthen coastal marshes, wetlands and shoreline; connect and open waterways to increase fish passage and improve flood resilience; and bolster local efforts to protect communities from future storms.
These investments have the dual benefit of providing jobs while supporting the goal of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to make communities more resilient to future storms predicted with a changing climate. Interior is also supporting the development of new science to better understand impacts of storms and sea level rise on coastal ecosystems and help managers respond and adapt to changing environmental conditions.
This Week at Interior October 24, 2014FRI, OCTOBER 24, 2014, 04:01 PM EST
The Fish and Wildlife Service is tracking the progress of hurricane recovery on the East Coast; Interior wants veterans, military members and their families' photos of our service members enjoying the nation's public lands. Watch Video >
This Week at Interior October 10, 2014FRI, OCTOBER 10, 2014, 02:46 PM EST
President Obama and Secretary Jewell on hand for the official dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington,DC; Smelting sea ice off Alaska is making life difficult for thousands of Pacific walruses; more. Watch Video >
Marking Upcoming Second Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary Jewell Tours Coastal Resiliency Projects in New JerseyTUE, OCTOBER 7, 2014, 11:09 AM EST
CAPE MAY, NJ – On the cusp of the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today toured restoration projects at Reed’s Beach and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge to repair and strengthen beaches Read More >