Novel Method Will Help Restore Delaware and New Jersey Salt Marshes
Climate change threatens to “drown” Delaware’s salt marshes. New funds from the National Wildlife Foundation will use a novel method to restore them.
ZOË READ / WHYY – Large storms can devastate coastal communities when no buffers exist to protect them.
But salt marshes, which are coastal wetlands flooded and drained by salt water from the tides, can shield buildings and homes.
“When Hurricane Sandy hit, if we didn’t have salt marshes there, a lot of homes would actually be more damaged,” said Emmy Casper, a wildlife biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey …