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.

Roy Hoagland

Roy A. Hoagland has over 25 years working on Chesapeake Bay restoration issues.

His experiences range from directing the legal and litigation efforts of the Virginia office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to serving as the Foundation’s Vice President for its multi-state and federal advocacy programs.

An author of numerous articles on Chesapeake Bay matters, Mr. Hoagland led the Foundation’s efforts to drive the establishment of the precedential Bay-wide Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) by the federal EPA.

Mr. Hoagland has extensive experience in water quality legal and policy arenas, having directed initiatives focused on a wide range of matters, including but not limited to wetlands protection, pollution reduction, citizen standing and engagement, nutrient trading, land conservation, and oyster restoration.

A graduate of Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) and the University of Maryland, Mr. Hoagland holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Juris Doctor in law. Having recently resigned his position with the Foundation to return home to Richmond, VA, he now partners with non-profits, foundations, and governmental agencies on complex issues facing Chesapeake Bay restoration through his private firm, HOPE Impacts.