Much of our pollution comes from poultry waste, a reusable resource; we just have to figure out how, and where, to reuse it. First, we must learn the bay cleanup's history so we don't repeat past mistakes. Second, we can look to other states for solutions. And finally, we should establish a strong, independent inspection and verification process to ensure that all polluters are putting practices in place to control their pollution, and that those practices are working and will continue to work in the future. Without understanding where we've been, learning from those who've gone before us and verifying what we do going forward, we will just be treading water or, even worse, backsliding.