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A section of the Lower Duwamish River with Mount Rainier in the background.

Pollution Settlement Finalized to Benefit Fish and Wildlife on the Lower Duwamish River

eelgrass is show floating in water

Port Angeles Harbor Trustee Council to Implement Eelgrass Planting on Ediz Hook in Washington

The banks of Raritan River, New Jersey.

Pollution Settlement Finalized to Restore Wetlands, Floodplains, and Riverbanks along the Raritan River in New Jersey

a group of men and women stand outside at a groundbreaking ceremony

‘Living With Water’ Wetland Restoration Project Kicks Off in Wilmington

a proposed rendering of a park is shown from an aerial view

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Co-Trustees Release Draft Restoration Plan for Water Access Projects on Tribal Lands

 View of current conditions at General Recycling property from shoreline.

Proposed Settlement to Benefit Salmon, Wildlife, and Local Communities in the Lower Duwamish River, Washington

A boat navigates the Lower Duwamish River with industrial development on both sides of the river's banks.

Proposed Settlement to Benefit Fish and Wildlife on the Lower Duwamish River Released for Public Comment

Gowanus Canal as it flows under the Gowanus Expressway.

Draft Damage Assessment Plan for Gowanus Canal, NY Open for Public Comment

Newtown Creek as it enters the East River

Opportunity for Public Input on Newtown Creek Draft Damage Assessment Plan

a boardwalk is shown next to blue calm water with an industrial scene in the background

Draft Restoration Plan for Metal Bank Site Proposes Shoreline Restoration Projects

A boat navigates the Lower Duwamish River with industrial development on the river banks. Photo credit: NOAA.

Storymap: The Lower Duwamish River - Restoring Habitat for Injured Resources in an Urban River

A tree-lined river

Settlement Proposed to Restore Wetlands, Floodplains and Riverbank Along the Raritan River, New Jersey

a juvenile chinook salmon is shown swimming just above brown sand in the water

Settlement Proposed for Injuries from Hazardous Waste Releases into Portland Harbor in Oregon

a grassy marsh is shown with blue calm water in the middle of it

Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for the ExxonMobil Case in South Carolina

a river is shown with green foliage on the banks

Settlement Finalized in Relation to the Maxus Energy Corporation Bankruptcy Case

a man with two children fish on the bank of a river

Draft Damage Assessment Plan for the Anacostia River Available for Public Comment

the Gloucester harbor is pictured with boats in the background and a small boathouse and ramp in the foreground

$5.38 million Settlement Proposed for Pollution in Gloucester, MA

A photo of riparian plantings with large wood in the foreground, a large off-channel marsh area in the center of the photo, and the West Waterway channel and shipyard structures in the background.

Southwest Yard Habitat Project Complete: Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restored in a Highly Industrialized Area in Seattle, WA

castro cove restoration site picturing marshland and a waterway

Castro Cove Settlement Funds Two Successful Habitat Restoration Projects in California

a view of a river with colorful leaves in the foreground and green trees on the riverbanks

Trustees Seek Public Comment on a Draft Restoration Plan for the American Cyanamid Site in New Jersey

a view of the Passaic River from a concrete seawall, with trees bordering the river.

Settlement Proposed in Relation to the Maxus Energy Corporation Bankruptcy Case

a riverbank with overgrown foliage is pictured in the foreground of a waterway with buildings in the background

Settlement with Lynden, Inc. to Fund Habitat Restoration Along the Lower Duwamish River

a river is pictured in the foreground of a culvert, with blue sky above

Amended Restoration Plan Released for Army Creek Habitat Project

greenery sits in the foreground of a salt marsh

Draft Restoration Plan Released for Public Comment for Marsh and Oyster Restoration in South Carolina

a view of the Delaware river from the bank

Trustees of the Metal Bank Site Seek Public Input for Restoration Projects in the Philadelphia Area

an aerial photo of water, land, and a small island

Trustees Seek Public Comment on a Draft Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan for the U.S. Steel Site in Duluth, Minnesota

a group of herring swim through brown water

Settlement Finalized for Restoration at the Dupont Hay Road Hazardous Waste Site

a grassy field with flowers sits in the forefront of a riverbank on the Lower Duwamish River

Lynden, Inc. Consent Decree and Proposed Settlement Released for Public Comment

a group of herring swim through the water

Settlement Proposed for Restoration for Delaware River Hazardous Waste Site

salmon swim over a rocky creek bed.

Storymap: The Past, Present and Future of Restoration in Washington’s Commencement Bay

This image is taken from an airborne drone. You can see upstream on the left. In the foreground you can see the breach in the levee where river water is pouring into the site. Heavy equipment is parked on either side of the breach.

Tidal Flow Restored to 353 Acres at Blue Heron Slough in Western Washington State

Freighter at the Port of Tacoma in Commencement Bay

$1.1 Million Allocated to Salmon Habitat Restoration in Clear Creek, Commencement Bay, Washington

Construction equipment and workers in a wetland

Great Meadows Marsh Project is Restoring Salt Marsh Habitat and Building Resilience in Coastal Connecticut

Photograph of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, taken from space.

$2.5 M Finalized to Restore Natural Resources in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

Person in yellow protective gear taking sediment samples in mud.

Settlement Finalized for Restoration at Metal Bank Superfund Site in Pennsylvania

Creosote-treated pilings, pictured here, were removed from the site of the Southwest Yard Habitat Project. (photo: Marla Steinhoff, NOAA)

Lower Duwamish River Southwest Yard Habitat Project Begins, Will Provide Almost 3 Acres of Fish and Wildlife Habitat

Trees line the shore of the Kalamazoo River. Credit: Lisa Williams/USFWS

14 Projects Approved to Restore Parts of the Kalamazoo River

Industrial facilities line the Lower Passaic River.

Restoration Plan Calls for New Riverfront Park Project Along the Lower Passaic River

View from a small creek mouth out to Western Port Angeles Harbor -- a commercial ship is in the harbor.

$9.3 million Will Help Restore Washington’s Western Port Angeles Harbor

An industrial barn and pier on the banks of the Lower Duwamish River, with restored tidal habitat in the foreground. Image: Floyd Snider

Settlement Valued at $48 Million To Restore Natural Resources in the Lower Duwamish River

Juvenile Chinook salmon. Image: USGS

Settlement Valued at $3.9 Million Will Restore Salmon Habitat, Other Resources in the Lower Duwamish River

Aerial view of a culvert replacement on Crooked Creek on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Restoring Rivers to Reverse Impacts from Pollution

A satellite image of a blue harbor surrounded by roads and human development (NASA).

$2.5M Proposed to Restore Natural Resources in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

An aerial view of a section of the Kalamazoo River. Image: EPA

Comment on More than $12 Million in Projects Proposed to Restore the Kalamazoo River

An aerial view of an industrial facility on the coast of Western Port Angeles Harbor.

Proposed Settlement and Restoration Plan for Western Port Angeles Harbor Open for Public Comment

Three small fish in a tank,

Two Draft Study Plans for Fish at Diamond Alkali Superfund Site in New Jersey Released

Aerial image of a rendering of what the Linnton Mill project site will look like after restoration.

Innovative Restoration Bank Projects Will Help Portland Harbor Recover from Pollution

A barge with a earth mover scoops sediment from a river with a bridge in background.

Remedial Injury Determination Report Released for Hudson River, New York

"Some of the thousands of pilings, and other structures proposed to be removed at the Vigor Facility site. Image: Floyd|Snider"

$48 Million Proposed for Salmon Habitat Restoration Projects in Lower Duwamish River

Aerial view of the Dupont Beaumont site and surrounding wetlands (Credit: NOAA).

475 Acres of Wetlands Preserved in Perpetuity, Proposed Restoration Plan for Dupont Beaumont Works West Marsh Site in Texas

Kayakers on the Kalamazoo River, Michigan. Image credit: NOAA.

$25 Million Recovered to Restore Natural Resources in Michigan's Kalamazoo River

Lower Duwamish River bank where the Bluefield Holding's restoration site is located. Image: USFWS

Lower Duwamish River Consent Decree and Draft Restoration Plan Released for Public Comment

An underwater photo of mussels on soft sediment.

Two New Reports on Freshwater Mussels in Upper Hudson River, New York

View of Lower Duwamish River aquatic and riparian habitat. Image: Boeing

NOAA and Trustee Partners Continue Work with Boeing, Restoring the Lower Duwamish River

Scalley Dam Fishway gate in Woburn Massachussets surrounded by rocks

Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Released for the Industri-plex Superfund Site

View of a ship entering Portland Harbor from a hill.

Portland Harbor Trustees Propose Innovative Restoration Banks to Help Resources Recover from Pollution

Blue heron takes off above marsh.

Five Projects Approved to Restore the Sheboygan River and Harbor in Wisconsin

Healthy kelp forest habitat after restoration in California.

Three Partner-Driven Projects Restoring Polluted California Habitats

Hardwood forest within the Belt Woods Natural Environment Area.

Final Restoration Plan for Maryland’s 68th Street Dump Superfund Site Approved

Wetlands and beach at Carolina Beach State Park, NC.

10 Projects, $12 million, Approved to Restore North Carolina Habitat After Superfund Site Pollution

Woman in construction hat in foreground with river, bird, and industrial buildings in the background.

Two Draft Study Plans for Fish and Birds at Diamond Alkali Site in New Jersey Released

A creek runs through an autumn landscape where restoration may happen for the 68th Street superfund case.

Draft Restoration Plan for Maryland’s 68th Street Dump Superfund Site Released for Public Comment

Oysters on an oyster reef.

Draft Supplement to the Koppers Restoration Plan Released for Public Comment

Stream with rocks and green grass on the edges.

$25 Million proposed to restore natural resources in Michigan's Kalamazoo River

Underwater view of damaged and dead corals.

New Story Map: $28 Million to Restore Marine Resources Damaged by Pollution

An angler on a boat on the Cape Fear River at sunset.

$11 Million Proposed to Restore North Carolina Habitats after Decades of Chemical Pollution

A view from a ridge above the St. Lawrence River in Robert Moses State Park

Funds Available to Restore St. Lawrence River Resources

Aerial view of Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge where NOAA will lead restoration of marsh habitat.

Trustees Release Final Plan to Restore Salt Marsh Habitat at McKinney National Wildlife Refuge

Salt Marsh and Oyster Bed Restoration Projects Proposed for Hazardous Waste Site in Charleston, South Carolina

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NOAA and Partner Agencies Welcome Fish Back to Michigan Creek after Dam Removal

Proposed site for hydrologic and habitat restoration on Long Branch Creek in Charleston, South Carolina

Marsh Restoration Proposed for Koppers Hazardous Waste Site in Charleston, South Carolina

An aerial view of a meandering marsh channel at McKinney Wildlife Refuge. Credit USFWS

NOAA and Co-trustees Seek Comment on Draft Restoration Plan for Two Connecticut Hazardous Waste Sites

Two excavators hammer away at the Bloede Dam on a river shortly after its breach. Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Removing Bloede Dam - A Victory 10 Years in the Making

Brown mink standing on rock next to stream surrounded by plants.

Mink numbers low in PCB-laden Hudson River, study finds

A boat navigates the Lower Duwamish River with industrial development on both sides of the river's banks.

NOAA and Trustees seeking comment on Lower Duwamish Natural Resources Injury Assessment Plan

Sarah Allen assesses injuries to natural resources from her post in Alaska.

Meet Toxicologist Sarah Allan from Alaska

Measuring a young Chinook salmon, part of the ongoing natural resources damage assessment at the Portland Harbor site. (NOAA photo)

NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Addendum to Natural Resource Assessment Plan for Portland Harbor

Kelp forests like this one of of Catalina Island provide shelter and food for fish and invertebrate species.

NOAA Announces Partnership to Restore Habitats Damaged by Oil and Hazardous Waste

The settlements include projects that protect 324 acres of unique habitat and improve public recreational access to natural resources. (NOAA photo)

Wisconsin’s Sheboygan River Community Gains 324 Protected Acres and Improved Public Recreation Access after Settlements

Caption: (l - r) Rebecca Hoff, Jason Lehto, Laurel Jennings, Debra Salstrom, Tom Elliott, and Dr. David Pyke (NOAA Photo)

Understanding Habitat Recovery Time for Restoration Planning in Washington State

(l - r ) Megan Callahan Grant, Restoration Center, NMFS Office of Habitat Conservation (Portland), Bill Duggan, Robinwood Riverie Homeowners Association, Nicole LeBoeuf, NOAA National Ocean Service,  Gary Howard, Columbia Restoration Group, and Bobby Proutt, Falling Springs. NOAA photo.

Fish and Wildlife Gain Critical Habitat Near Portland Harbor

(l - r) RDML Tim Gallaudet, assistant secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere; Kurt Nelson, fish and water resources scientist, the Tulalip Tribes; Rebecca Hoff, NOAA environmental scientist and regional resource coordinator; Jennifer Steger, NOAA Restoration Center, regional supervisor. NOAA photo.

Washington Project Showcased to New NOAA Leader: Restoration Benefits Fish, Wildlife, and Local Communities

$4 million Settlement Reached to Help NOAA Restore Port Gardner and Snohomish River Habitat

High grass along the banks of a creek at the 68th Street superfund site.

$51.5 million Settlement Approved to Cleanup and Restore Baltimore’s 68th Street Superfund Site

Amsterdam Dunes, a rare Great Lakes coastal dune and swale habitat, will be preserved as part of the proposed settlement.

Trustees Seek Comments on Project to Protect Unique Habitat in Wisconsin

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