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.

Brooke DeRenzis

Brooke DeRenzisBrooke DeRenzis is a Project Director at DC Appleseed. There, Brooke manages public policy projects on Anacostia River restoration, affordable housing and jobs for D.C.’s low-income residents, revenue limitations facing the nation’s capital, and lead in D.C.’s drinking water.

Prior to joining DC Appleseed, Brooke was a Research Analyst at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, where her research focused on a range of issues affecting the District of Columbia and the Washington region. Previously, Brooke conducted research on economic development policy at the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy.