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.

John D. Wickham

John Wickham John Wickham is an independent environmental consultant specializing in climate change and adaptation. John has worked with the Federal government, local governments, and numerous nonprofit organizations. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, John never strayed far from the Washington area. He has a lifelong love of nature and the Chesapeake Bay. He can be reached at:, or at John Wickham.