After decades of effort, the voluntary, collaborative approach to restoring the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay— the largest estuary in the United States—has not worked and, in fact, is failing. A diverse group of 57 senior scientists and policymakers have joined forces to save the Bay. This is our plan.


Materials from the Senior Bay Scientists and Policymakers:

Press Releases

Supporters Demand Reduction of Manure Pollution, February 21, 2012 (PDF)

Senior Scientists & Policymakers Urge Caution On Nutrient Trading In The Chesapeake Bay Watershed, January 30, 2012 (PDF)

Senior Elected Officials, Scientists and Activists Dive Into Anacostia River to Highlight Government Failure to Meet Clean Water Act Goal, June 30, 2011 (PDF)

58 Bay Leaders Call on Chesapeake Bay Executive Council and all Bay States to Take Bold New Actions to Restore the Bay, June 2012

Bay Flotilla to Land in Annapolis where 50 Bay Leaders Call for States to Take Radical New Actions to Restore the Bay, June 2010

Scientific and Policy Experts Call for New Chesapeake Bay Regulatory Program; Call Bay Status Critical, December 2008



Statement of Parris N. Glendening in Support of SB 594 (PDF) – February 21, 2012

Dr. Bill Dennison’s Testimony on Agricultural Regulations (PDF) – February 21, 2012

Testimony of Dr. Lynton S. Land on SB 594 (PDF) – February 20, 2012

Agriculture – Nutrient Management – Application of Nutrients (PDF) – February 3, 2012

Bay Scientists 25-Step Action Plan

Position on Nutrient Trading, and Nutrient Trading Report (PDF), from the Senior Scientists and Policymakers for the Bay Nutrient Trading Subcommittee, Jan. 30, 2012

Nutrient Management Regulations letter to Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (PDF) – December 1, 2011

Nutrient Management Regulations letter to Maryland’s Bay Cabinet (PDF) – November 19, 2011

Sustainable Forestry Council – Comments of Gerald W. Winegrad, Chairman of Senior Scientists and Policymakers for the Bay (PDF) – November 8, 2011



Media Coverage

Daily Environment Report: Advocates Want Rigorous Regulation Of Nutrient Trading in Bay Watershed (attached), February 2, 2012

Associated Press: Chesapeake Bay scientists urge caution on nutrient trading, January 31, 2012

We need to double down on commitment to clean water, oped by Chris Trumbauer
, January 28, 2012

Jobs and clean water for rural Maryland, by Wayne Gilchrest, December 11, 2011

Anacostia River Plunge, June 2011

Our Say: Experts Call for Action on Bay – Is Anyone Listening?, editorial by The Capital, December 2008