For Bayshore climate warrior, environmental threat is personal

Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey

ROWAN TODAY – Meghan Wren’s passion for the Delaware Bay community where she lives and works runs deep, from her endangered island home to the legacy of generations of oystermen who came before her to the prehistoric horseshoe crabs dotting area beaches like so many greenish-brown aliens that she’s trying to save.

Graduating summa cum laude from the School of Earth & Environment, Wren plans to use her education and decades of experience to impact her community for the better.

A native of Millville, since 1997 she’s lived on Money Island in Downe Township, a maritime community that’s been so decimated by sea level rise that half of the original 40 homes built upon it are no longer habitable. As few as 20 year-round residents remain on the island but, if they’re anything like Wren, they’re so in love with the lifestyle and natural habitat that they could hardly imagine life anywhere else …

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