What We Do
​Imperiled red knots rely on beaches in New Jersey and Delaware to rest and refuel during their 20,000-mile migration. The beaches were severely battered by Hurricane Sandy. Credit: Stuart McKay

​Hurricane Sandy Wildlife Response

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused massive damage to the East Coast. In response, NFWF launched a fund to conduct rapid assessments of the ecological impacts of the storm and to support urgent remedial actions.

In consultation with our federal and state agency partners, conservation organizations and other experts, NFWF created an emergency investment strategy totaling $54.5 M. Our response focuses immediate attention and resources on projects that will rebuild key habitats and bolster populations of fish and wildlife harmed by the storm. 

As always, our priority is on investments that will yield measurable conservation outcomes.


 Ready for Red Knots

NFWF supported an urgent effort to restore Delaware Bay beaches in time for the red knots' annual spring visit. 
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 Ecological Impact


Powerful winds and waves from Hurricane Sandy battered the mid-Atlantic coast in October 2012.  NFWF  supported scientific assessments and priority actions to benefit wildlife affected by the storm.