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.

Stuart Clarke

Stuart Clarke has been Executive Director of the Town Creek Foundation since October of 2004. His previous philanthropic experience includes assignments as a Program Officer with the Turner Foundation and as Development Director of the Southern Partners Fund, both in Atlanta, GA.

Stuart has also served on the faculty of Williams College in Williamstown, MA; as the Director of the Atlanta Outward Bound Center; and as the Chief Operating Officer of Hands On Network, a national network of community-based centers for volunteerism and civic action.

Stuart has served on the boards of the Center for a New American Dream, the Environmental Grantmakers Association, and Outward Bound, and is currently a Trustee of the Chesapeake Bay Trust. He received his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and did his graduate work at Yale University.