This presentation focuses on the first watershed-wide EPA studies that were conducted 50 years ago to document the Chesapeake Bay’s problems. This triggered a massive restoration effort that is widely recognized among the most successful in the world. The progress in water quality is often discussed, but how are we progressing towards the other desired outcomes – crabs, oysters, wetlands, forests, and forest buffers? What measures are still needed to accelerate progress and ensure results.\ \ Presenter: Ann Swanson | Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission\ Ann Swanson has served as a leader in the Chesapeake Bay restoration for nearly four decades, the last 34 as the Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. Although Ann operates in a highly political environment, she is trained in the sciences. A trained wildlife biologist and forest ecologist, she graduated with honors from the University of Vermont and Yale University. She holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Vermont. Ann has been recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for her work. She is a current board member of the Galapagos Conservancy and Maryland Sea Grant. Ann has been married for 37 years, is a published illustrator, an accomplished cook, gardener, mosaic artist, backpacker, and sea kayaker, and is the proud mother of two boys. She lives in Annapolis on the South River.