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.

Videos on Agricultural Pollution in Chesapeake Bay

In this series of videos, Sen. Gerald Winegrad discusses the effects of agricultural pollution on the Chesapeake Bay. (These videos may be embedded into any online platform by using the embed code found by clicking on the arrow in the lower right-hand corner of the video –>click this arrow on the video)

Jump to: Intro | Agriculture’s contribution | Oyster and crab populations | Animal waste | Farmers | Laws | Turnaround | Action plan | The future


Meet former Maryland state Senator Gerald Winegrad



How does agriculture contribute to Chesapeake Bay pollution?



How are oyster and crab populations affected by Chesapeake Bay pollution?



How does animal waste affect the Chesapeake Bay?



Are farmers the bad guys?



Don’t we have laws to stop agricultural pollution?



What must agriculture do to turn things around?



What is the 25-step action plan?



What does the future look like for the Chesapeake Bay?