SUNSET BEACH — Sue Weddle remembers the day she became an environmentalist.
She and Owen, her husband for the past 39 years, had just taken possession of their freshly built house overlooking scenic Blane Creek on the Sunset Beach island back in May 1989.
“There was a spring rain, and I walked out on the deck and look at this beautiful marsh,” Weddle recalled. “And I thought, ‘I am the luckiest person in the world.’”
Moments later, her gaze shifted farther up the creek.