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.

Walter Boynton

Walter BoyntonDr. Walter Boynton is a professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. His areas of expertise include: Systems ecology; nutrient cycling in estuarine systems;and food web dynamics. E-mail Walter at