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$20 Million To Restore Prime Hook Refuge

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DELAWARE - New federal funds will soon be on the way to help with repairs at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

Wednesday, The Department of the Interior released $20 million dollars in funding to restore the marsh and dune system at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge that has been degraded by coastal storms including Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  This project is in accordance with the recently released Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the refuge. 

The Fish and Wildlife Service will restore coastal dunes that were significantly eroded by Sandy and begin restoring the degraded marsh with additional sediment. 

The money for Delaware is just a small chunk of the $475 million in emergency funds for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. 

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