PHOTO: Prime Hook Restoration

A $38 million marsh restoration project to build storm and sea-level rise resilience into the natural landscape is underway at Delaware’s Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

The project is repairing breached marshes and reconstructing severely damaged shoreline, including critical dune restoration.

Approximately 4,000 acres of back-barrier tidal marsh are being restored, which will enhance and support a long stretch of barrier beach along the Delaware Bay.

Work is expected to be complete by April 2016.