|Coming Full Circle
In December 1959, the Port Authority announced plans to construct a jetport in the marshlands between Chatham and Harding Township. Helen Fenske had a different vision. She led a grassroots movement that resulted in the creation, by an act of Congress in 1960, of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Fifty years later Kyle O'Neill C'12 served as an intern at the Raptor Trust, a wild bird rehabilitation center located in the Great Swamp. His internship completes the circle. Kyle O'Neill was able to spend last summer in hands-on work at the trust, including caring for a nest of birds from the time they hatched until their release into the wild, because he was the 2010 recipient of the Helen C. Fenske Internship at Drew University.
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