Welcome to the Sun's environmental and Chesapeake Bay weblog. We hope to become your news source for all things bay. In this space, we'll be covering everything from crabbing and oystering to new information about air pollution and how to care for your lawn in the greenest way possible. We also hope to tell you about great bay getaways for spring weekends, good places to launch a canoe and anything else you might want to know about the environment. We'll take your questions, too, and look forward to a lot of dialogue with our readers. Please email us anytime.
And now, a few words about who we are:
Tom Pelton covers the environment for The Baltimore Sun. He's been at The Sun for 10 years, winning several awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, Associated Press and other organizations. He wrote for The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, New Haven Register and Charlottesville (Va.) Daily Progress before moving to Baltimore. He lives in the Evergreen neighborhood of the city with his wife and two daughters.
Chris Guy, an Eastern Shore native, has covered the region for The Sun since 1998. Prior to opening his one-person bureau in Easton, Chris worked for nearly 10 years as an editor at the paper, including three years as The Sun's Carroll County bureau chief. Before his long career at The Sun, Chris worked as a legislative reporter for the Carroll County Times and covered county government for the Prince George's Journal.
Rona Kobell is The Sun's Chesapeake Bay reporter, a beat that often takes her to the Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland and the Upper Bay. In her seven years with The Sun, she's visited clam farms in Virginia, a peeler pen on Taylors Island and a small market on Smith Island that serves what many people consider the best crab cake in the world (To judge for yourself, head to the Drum Point Market in Tylerton.) When she's not reporting on oysters, crabs and other bay critters, Rona enjoys spending time at her Baltimore home with her husband and daughter.
Tim Wheeler covers growth and development for The Sun. He's been a reporter and editor since 1985, covering the environment, state and local government, science and medicine, higher education and transportation over the years. Before coming to Maryland, he worked for newspapers in Norfolk, Va. and Richmond, Va. and for a news service in Washington, D.C. A native of West Virginia, Tim studied economics at the University of Virginia and earned a master's in journalism from Columbia University.