Chestertown, MD, March 15, 2001 — On Saturday, April 7, 2001, Washington College will host a prominent group of retired statesmen to participate in a dialogue on the origins of the Chesapeake Bay Program. The dialogue will start at 10 a.m. in the College's Norman James Theatre.
The featured guest for this dialogue is the Honorable Charles M. Mathias, former U. S. Senator from Maryland, whose efforts in 1975 led to the creation of the Chesapeake Bay Program. Senator Mathias will be joined by former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes, former Senator Joseph Gartlan of Virginia, former Delegate Tayloe Murphy of Virginia, former Senator Bernard Fowler of Maryland, and the Honorable George Wolff, former member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission from Pennsylvania. The participants will examine the origins of the Bay Program movement and the work that citizens, politicians and environmentalists still must accomplish to restore the health of the Chesapeake.
John Toll, president of Washington College, is the host for the dialogue, which will feature elected officials, public policy makers, students and citizens who will have the opportunity to pose questions to the invited guests. The dialogue is sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Washington College's Center for the Environment and Society, and the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program.
The dialogue is free and open to the public, but tickets are required, as space is limited. Please call 410-377-6270 to reserve a space.