Earlier today, I was joined by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Regional Director Wendi Weber as I visited the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate the completion of one of the largest and most complex coastal restoration projects ever undertaken on the East Coast.

Nearly 75,000 people visit Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge each year, and the bulk of those are wildlife observers – families and students there to learn and explore. It is one of our greatest responsibilities to ensure that Prime Hook, and the wildlife that call it home, is protected for the generations to come.