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Local Best Selling Author:
Reflections of Blue Cypress, Photographs, History, and Poems of the Headwater Lake of the St. Johns River, with J. N. Baker (2003)
All proceeds are donated to Pelican Island Audobon Society

Water is a precious resource in our county.

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Richard Baker

Roots:
· Raised in Hayfield, Minnesota (population 900).
· Indian River County resident since 1982.

Loves:
· Juanita, my wife for over 43 years
· Two daughters and my son-in-law
· Two terrific grandchildren
· Canoeing, trees, and photography

Extensive Professional and Educational experiences to deal with the complex high priority matters that affect our future and quality of life ...
Education:
Univ. of Ilinois--
· B.S. in Education
· M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology/Genetics
Duke University Marine Laboratory--
· National Science Foundation pre-doctoral award

Military Service:
· Army Reserve Corps of Engineers, 2nd Lt/Capt (1959-1969)

Professional Experience:
· 28 years as the Director of University Medical and Entomology Research Laboratories in Florida, Maryland, and Pakistan
· FL Mosquito Control Assoc. (President 1993-94)
· IFAS International Program/Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Council Member (1995-98)
· FL Coordinating Council on Mosquito Control (1987-98).
Lifelong career and volunteer leadership for controlling growth, preserving the environment, and improving our quality of life....
Community Leadership
· Committee for a Sustainable Treasure Coast. Appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush (2004-present)
· Indian River County Land Acquisition Advisory Committee Chair (member since 1990)
· Pelican Island Audubon Society President (member since 1990)
· Environmental Learning Center Board of Trustees (1993-97)
· Indian River County Environmental Control Hearing Board (1994-present)
· Coastal Preserves Alliance Board of Directors
· Indian River Lagoon Envirothon Board
· Florida Envirothon Board
· Pelican Island Preservation Society Board
· IR County School Science Fairs Judge
· Canoe & Nature Guide at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area and Blue Cypress Lake
 
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