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bos2Using Nature to Build a Stronger Coast

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serive – October 27, 2017
What would the East Coast be like without any wetlands, marshes, or estuaries? What if the coastline were just open water slapping against concrete seawalls, bulkheads, and rock barriers? This is exactly the kind of coast that researchers explored in a recently published study of how wetlands help protect coastal communities from flood damage. Using computer models to estimate the property damage that would have occurred during Hurricane Sandy if all wetlands on the East Coast didn’t exist, the study found that wetlands prevented $625 million in damage during the storm. For full blog post, click here.

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