We are well on our way to creating such a coast.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous partners in government, universities and nonprofits have been working hard to make it possible, and five years after Hurricane Sandy some incredible work has been done—beaches restored, dams removed, river miles opened up, living shorelines built and marshes restored.
Up and down the coast, people have been sharing their stories with us of what this work means to them.
Harry Bailey of Reed’s Beach, New Jersey, who built his home with the help of his two sons, said, “No one seemed to care about the beach before. Storms came and destroyed the beach and no one came to fix it. These organizations came in, now the beach is built up, the horseshoe crabs are back, and birders from all over the world come here to see the birds.