Marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Members of Congress, local officials and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation at National Park Service’s Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Virginia to launch a $100 million Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program.
The program uses competitive grants to award funding for science-based solutions by States, local communities, non-profit organizations and other partners to help restore key habitats and bolster natural systems, enabling these areas to withstand the impacts and better protect local communities from future storms.
National Park Service employees give Secretary Jewell a tour of the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve by boat. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell and Representative Jim Moran pose with students from the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Regional Director of the National Capital Region Steve Whitesell of the National Park Service speaks in front of a crowd at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Secretary Jewell announces the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program with Senator Tim Kaine, Representative Jim Moran, President of Friends of Dyke Marsh Glenda Booth, and Regional Director Steve Whitesell. Photo: US Department of the Interior
Students from the Alexandria Seaport Foundation participate in STEM-based outdoor learning activities at Dyke Marsh. Photo: US Department of the Interior