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.

Tom Horton

Tom HortonTom Horton covered environmental issues for the Baltimore Sun from 1974 until 2006. He is author of several books about Chesapeake Bay and has written for magazines including National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and the Boston Globe. He teaches writing and environmental studies at Salisbury University, and contributes regularly to Chesapeake Bay Magazine and the Bay Journal News Service. He is currently working on a book on chickens for WW Norton publishers. He lives in Salisbury and spends his free time on bicycles and in kayaks. Horton worked for five years as an educator at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, where he authored Turning the Tide, a book on solutions to the Chesapeake’s water quality problems. Email Tom Horton.