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Will Baker: Reflections on 40 years fighting to save the Chesapeake Bay

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Will Baker has been president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation since 1982. (photo by Michael Busada)

Next week, Will Baker will retire as the president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a position he has held since 1982. He joined the organization six years prior to that, as an intern, fresh out of college. The foundation is the largest noit-for-profit conservation organization dedicated solely to preserving, protecting, and restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

Will Baker joins us on Zoom to reflect on his tenure, and the future of the Bay.

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More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Chesapeake Bay's vast, 4,299-square-mile (166,534 km2) drainage basin, which covers parts of six states: New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, and all of Washington, D.C (photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Foundation)

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