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The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is planning improvements to help manage the swamp's water levels.
The Nature Conservancy is receiving a $25,000 grant to help restore the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk.
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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.