Delaware • New Jersey • Pennsylvania
New York • United States of America
Meghan Wren, Executive Director and founder of the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, successfully swam 13.1 miles across the Delaware Bay on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Meghan entered the bay at Port Mahon, Del. a little after 7 a.m., swam across the channel and the shoals over New Jersey's oysterbeds, and arrived at Fortescue, N.J. about 8.75 hours later.
Meghan managed successful restorations of the A.J. Meerwald, a 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner that is New Jersey's official tall ship, and the Bivalve Shipping Sheds and Wharves (c. 1904) in Bivalve, N.J. She also has been involved in DRBC activities, serving on the steering committee of the Watershed Advisory Council, which helped craft DRBC's 2004 Water Resources Plan for the Delaware River Basin (Basin Plan).
Meghan's swim was in support of conservation of the Delaware Bay and to increase awareness about the environment, culture, and history of the entire Delaware Bay region. All funds raised will support the education, outreach, and preservation efforts of the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, including the Cumberland County Long Term Recovery Group, which is helping families recuperate from Superstorm Sandy, and the Rising Tides Forum, which is bringing the community together to plan and prepare for future storms and sea level rise.
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