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.

‘One Big Dead Zone’

(Posted by Sen. Brian Frosh.)

(This is third in a series of posts on What’s It Going to Take?: A look at how the environmental community can regain the initiative and build the political will necessary to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.)

Whats It Going to Take?

“Unless we are very aggressive in the next few years, we could easily lose the Bay. It could be one big dead zone.” – Maryland State Senator Brian Frosh.

Despite decades of efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, rapid population growth has offset much of the progress. Some people are beginning to lose faith that a restored, healthy Bay is even possible. Sen. Brian Frosh explains in this exclusive Bay Action Play video:

2 Responses to ‘One Big Dead Zone’

  1. The Clean Water, Health Families Coalition has a great legislative agenda that it is pushing in the Maryland General Assembly this year to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, its streams, creeks, and rivers. To learn more, visit: http://www.cleanwaterhealthyfamilies.org/.

  2. Chuck Fox says:

    Senator Frosh’s list of necessary actions is a good one. I would add one more crucial one: elect more people like him! Sadly, it often seems like we know what to do, but the political will is lacking.