Funding Secured for Presque Isle Sand Replenishment

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The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has allotted $1.5 million in federal funding for sand replenishment for Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Representative Mike Kelly issued the following statement yesterday in response to the latest news: “Christmas has surely come early for Erie and for our entire region. Last month, President Trump made a public commitment to me and to our district that Presque Isle’s beaches would get fully replenished – and now that promise has been kept!”

“Earlier than usual, federal action has been confirmed and sand replenishment for Presque Isle will officially begin next May, ahead of the busy summer tourist season. I couldn’t be prouder to see this natural and economic treasure be maintained for the countless families who enjoy it.”

“Finding out this early in the season is great,” added Presque Isle State Park Operations Manager, Matt Greene. “Since I’ve been here in 2015, we’ve never heard this early, and that’s good because we can actually get the background stuff ahead of time.”

Mr Greene said for Erie News Now that, weather depending, the beach walk to assess damage and erosion will take place in April, with sand replenishment starting in May.

 

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