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.

Executive Council

The Senior Bay Scientists and Policymakers are guided by an executive council composed of the following people:

Robert Bachman

Robert A. Bachman
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Walter Boynton
Walter Boynton
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Bill Dennison
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Howard Ernst
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Bernie Fowler
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Brian Frosh
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Wayne Gilchrest
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Parris Glendening
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Tom Horton
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W. Tayloe Murphy Jr.
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Paul Pinsky
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Gerald Winegrad
Gerald Winegrad
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