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Chris Bason – Executive Director

Contact: chrisbason@inlandbays.org | (302) 226-8105 ext. 704

Chris Bason is the Executive Director for the Center for the Inland Bays. Chris started with the Center in 2004 as the lead for a research project assessing the condition of the watershed’s wetlands. In 2005, he became the Science Coordinator and later the Center’s Deputy Director in 2010.

Chris is from New Castle, Delaware and has lived in Ocean View since 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and master’s degree from East Carolina University. Chris spent the first part of his career involved in the research and management of wetlands while working for organizations like The Nature Conservancy, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and East Carolina University. With the Center, Chris has been responsible for assessing the health of the Bays and synthesizing environmental research to educate the public and decision makers. He also conducts and coordinates research and water quality improvement demonstration projects.

Chris has a life-long passion for the environment of Delaware, and enjoys spending time outdoors surfing, fishing, kayaking, and hiking.

Chris examining soils at a long term salt marsh monitoring location on Indian River Bay.