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Refuge in Va receives funds to manage water levels

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is planning improvements to help manage the swamp's water levels.

Monday - 10/28/2013, 02:44pm EDT

Tags: Great Dismal Swamp, water management, flood control

Grant to help Great Dismal Swamp restoration in Va.

The Nature Conservancy is receiving a $25,000 grant to help restore the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 03:22am EST

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Southern swamp holds clues about runaway slaves

The oppressive heat, venomous serpents and boot-snatching muck that made the Great Dismal Swamp a barrier to European settlement ever since colonial times also made it a haven for thousands of people escaping slavery before the Civil War.

Monday - 07/04/2011, 01:16pm EDT

Tags: American University, north carolina division of state historic sites an, dan sayers, michelle lanier, Great Dismal Swamp, Civil War