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.

Tom Fisher

Tom FisherTom Fisher is a professor at Horn Point Laboratory, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland. His areas of expertise include terrestrial and atmospheric nutrient inputs, nutrient cycling and limitation, and primary production of aquatic systems. E-mail Tom at: