$25 Million to Restore Dyke Marsh

Secretary Jewell

U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell on October 24 announced a grant of $25 million to the National Park Service to restore Dyke Marsh, which is eroding six to eight feet a year. The funds are part of the Obama Administration's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy and Climate Action Plan to build resilience by restoring natural features along shorelines and protect communities from future storms.

Dyke Marsh restoration is one of 25 projects that DOI selected for funding out of 94 submitted.

Click here for a video of Secretary Jewell's visit to Dyke Marsh.

Secretary Jewell made the announcement at Dyke Marsh surrounded by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) and FODM President Glenda Booth. Photo by T.D. Hobart.