CBF Names Harry Campbell Pennsylvania Office Director

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has named Harry Campbell Director of its Pennsylvania Office located in Harrisburg.

The PA Executive Director serves as the primary environmental advocate for CBF in Pennsylvania. Key responsibilities include: policy development and advocacy, media/spokesperson and staff management.

"Harry Campbell¹s selection to be CBF¹s new Pa Executive Director was a slam dunk decision," said William C. Baker, CBF President. "He has been a critical member of our team for many years, a natural leader and an exceptionally talented scientist. What a combination. While Pennsylvania has made significant investments and strides toward improving water quality locally and downstream in the Chesapeake Bay, we still have a lot of work to do. Harry and the PA team of professionals are committed to making clean water a priority for all Pennsylvanians."

For the last eight years Campbell has been a Scientist in the Harrisburg office lending his technical expertise to policy, regulatory and legislative issues.  He has been a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on a variety of Chesapeake Bay issues related to nutrient and sediment reduction, stormwater management, nutrient trading and watershed restoration.

Prior to working with CBF, Campbell was a watershed specialist with Gannett Fleming, Inc. in Harrisburg, a Program Manager with the Huron River Watershed Council in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a Water Quality Specialist with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, a Materials and Manufacturing Research Assistant at Penn State’s Applied research Laboratory in State College and an ECO Associate for the U.S. Geological Survey in Harrisburg.

"For decades, CBF and our Pennsylvania partners and members have worked to improve and protect our waters by advocating for science-based policies, spearheading efforts to provide assistance for farmers and communities, providing educational opportunities for students and leaders, and implementing on-the-ground restoration efforts that have resulted in the restoration of over 2,000 miles of streamside forests," said Harry Campbell, PA Executive Director. "The health of our waters will be a lasting legacy we leave to our children, and it is our hope, and our goal, to ensure that our waters are clean and healthy for this and future generations."

Campbell has a Masters of Environmental Pollution Control degree and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management, both from Penn State.

Most recently, Campbell provided a snapshot of the health of the Bay and efforts to clean it up.

Campbell can be contacted by calling 717-234-5550 ext. 213 or sending email to hcampbell@cbf.org.

The former Executive Director, Matthew Ehrhart, has taken a position with the Stroud Water Research Center.


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