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Chesapeake Bay Foundation's PA office gets new chief

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Feb 14, 2013 4:00 AM

(Harrisburg) -- The nonprofit designed to help maintain the Chesapeake Bay in the commonwealth has a new leader.

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Harry Campbell is now the executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Pennsylvania office, after working as a scientist with the organization for nine years.

He says he hopes it takes up improving aging stormwater drains, among other projects. "We are looking at how we can start to do things like reestablishing our urban tree canopy, which has numerous environmental benefits associated with it, including dealing with combined sewer overflows, and also happen to improve the quality of life of our communities, but then [also] improve the quality of our stormwater."

Campbell says he'll also work to help better the health of the Susquehanna River, the Bay's largest tributary.

The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles across six states.

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