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.

Some Inconvenient Truths About the Chesapeake Bay

(Posted by Jeanne McCann.)

Settle in, grab some popcorn, put your feet up and prepare to be outraged when you hear what former Maryland State Sen. Gerald Winegrad, architect of the 25-step Chesapeake Bay Action Plan, has to say in this excellent public presentation at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Maryland, on May 19, 2011. Sen. Winegrad doesn’t mince words when it comes to talking about what must be done if we have any hope of restoring the Chesapeake Bay. It’s not a pretty picture.

(Video shot by David Joyner, under Creative Commons license).

(Playing time: 1:40:00. You can also watch this video in two parts:
Part One;
Part Two.)

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