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NOAA Restoration Center: 25 Years of Habitat Restoration



The NOAA Restoration Center was established in 1991 in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Since then, we’ve become experts in restoration, working with partners across the nation to reestablish healthy habitat. We’ve completed more than 3,300 projects, which have improved and expanded habitat that fish need throughout their life cycle.

Celebrate with Us

Join us this year as we recognize the benefits of habitat restoration to fish and wildlife, communities, and the environment. Follow @NOAAHabitat and use #Restore25 to join the celebration!

25 Years of Restoration Success

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