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Oystercatchers are just one of perhaps hundreds of species that utilize oyster reefs for food or habitat. Photo: Donated to NWF by Kathy Reeves

Where Rivers Meet the Sea

9/25/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

Saturday is National Estuaries Day. But what is an estuary and why should we celebrate it? An estuary is formed where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water. These places are vital habitat for young fish, crabs, shrimp, oysters …

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5 Steps Toward Restoring the Gulf of Mexico

12/9/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

Nearly five years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, setting off a catastrophe that killed 11 men and sent more than four million barrels of oil deep into the Gulf. Recently, scientists mapped the location of a portion of …

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A $100M Step Toward Restoring the Gulf

11/24/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a second round of Gulf restoration projects, totaling $99.2 million. A total of 25 projects across the Gulf will seek to restore and increase the resilience of the Gulf’s natural resources. Over …

Help Save our Nation’s Great Waters

7/26/2010 // By NWF

On June 30, Senators on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee approved a series of restoration bills that will help many of America’s Great Waters, including the Puget Sound, the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake Bay, the Columbia River, the …