Chesapeake Conservancy Launches New Podcast “Chesapeake Conversations”

Hosted by Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn

Annapolis, MD –​ Today, Chesapeake Conservancy released a new podcast called “Chesapeake Conversations,” hosted by Joel Dunn, president and CEO of Chesapeake Conservancy.

Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest and longest running ecosystem restoration efforts in the world. Over the last 50 years, we’ve invested billions to restore the Bay, and the world is watching to see how the Chesapeake responds. Chesapeake Conversations takes an in-depth look at what’s working for the Chesapeake — and what’s not.


From the podcast trailer, “Hi, I’m Joel Dunn, President & CEO of the Chesapeake Conservancy. I’m recording this at home. In my basement. Because I’m hunkered down with my family here in Annapolis, Maryland, practicing social distancing, and trying my best to keep us healthy. It’s given me time to think…not only about our own health but of the health of our environment. What will the future look like for our children?

“It’s no secret the Chesapeake Bay has been the focus of concerted conservation efforts for decades. Our progress ebbs and flows, as we face new challenges every day, but we’re also innovating new solutions every day.

“I wanted to share with you my thoughts on this journey. Through this podcast, I’ll give you the ins and outs – our successes and setbacks – and what the future might hold. Because the Chesapeake Conversations. Subscribe now.”

The podcast is launching with four episodes and new episodes will be posted featuring conversations with leaders in the conservation movement.

Subscribe now wherever you find your podcasts, or listen to an episode at, direct link:

Chesapeake Conversations is produced by Platform Media, LLC. Music by Scott McDaniel from Wild Echo Media. Special thanks to our partners and donors who make our work possible.