Sen. Chris Murphy highlights $2.6 billion in federal aid for coastal preservation projects

Sen. Chris Murphy will be in Stratford today to highlight $2.6 billion in federal aid cities and towns are receiving for coastal preservation projects.
Murphy today is expected to tour Stratford Point, a new living shorelines project with concrete reef balls designed to protect from erosion and improve wildlife habitats.
Murphy will also visit the recently completed Great Meadows Marsh habitat restoration projects.
Murphy says the $2.6 billion in the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will help state and local government and nonprofit organizations fund efforts to conserve, restore and protect the coastline, including nature-based and living shorelines projects like those funded in Murphy's Living Shorelines Act.