Ecological Restoration Project Manager
Megan Lung is a member of Save the Sound’s Ecological Restoration team and works closely with the New York Ecological Restoration Program Manager to restore vital stream ecology, promote coastal restoration and implement green infrastructure.
Megan comes to Save the Sound from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program where she focused on river restoration supported by sound science and robust outreach to stakeholders. Known by some as the “Queen of the Culverts” for the Hudson River, Megan refined the Estuary Program’s approach to anthropogenic barrier removal by supporting assessment and implementation efforts with a strong focus on stakeholder involvement. Megan serves as a L2 coordinator for the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative and provides training in their non-tidal, tidal, and terrestrial protocols to interested partners.
Megan is first generation college graduate from Southeast Michigan and holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and History from the University of Michigan. Megan also serves on the board of the Northeast chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and as co-chair of the chapter’s Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (JEI) Committee. Megan and her fiancé reside in the Hudson River Valley with their various furry animals and enjoy gardening, concerts and musicals, craft beer, and exploring the great outdoors.