VIDEO: See how millions of dollars will be invested in coastal restoration and resilience across the United States

As featured elsewhere in this issue of REVITALIZATION, On November 18, 2019, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA, joined by partners Shell and TransRe, announced $37 million in new grants to support coastal RESTORATION AND resilience projects in 23 states and U.S. territories.

The grants will restore or expand natural features such as coastal marshes and wetlands, dune and beach systems, oyster and coral reefs, mangroves, forests, coastal rivers, and barrier islands that help minimize the impacts of storms, rising sea levels and other extreme events on nearby communities and habitats.

NFWF, in partnership with NOAA, launched the NCRF in 2018 to support on-the-ground projects that engage communities and reduce their vulnerability to growing risks from coastal storms, sea-level rise, flooding, erosion, and extreme weather through strengthening natural ecosystems that also benef​it fish and wildlife.

Photo of shoreline n Virginia Beach, Virginia is by Bryan Barbee from Pixabay.

Watch 2 1/2-minute video about this restoration and resilience work.

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