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.

July 1, 1983

That’s the date by which the Clean Water Act promised that America’s waterways would be fishable and swimmable.

It’s 28 years since that deadline came and went. To bring attention to this anniverary, a group of hardy souls plunged into the murky waters of the Anacostia River to protest the continued failure to make good on that promise.

Thanks to everyone who came out today!

Read more about the event here:
“Getting dirty to clean up the Anacostia River,” WTOP.

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