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.

W. Tayloe Murphy Jr.

W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr.
W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr.
W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr., has been a leading voice for environmental interests for decades, playing an instrumental role in the development of key legislation, regulations and policies. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Murphy was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1982-2000, and Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources from 2002-2006 during the administration of Gov. Mark Warner.

Mr. Murphy served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve during his law school days, and has been practicing law since 1960.

Mr. Murphy lives with his wife on King Copsico Farm in Westmoreland County on the banks of the Potomac river.

He is semi-retired with a limited law practice in Warsaw, Virginia. Mr. Murphy says he spends the balance of his days going around telling people what they ought to do.