Presque Isle Bay is a 3,655 acre embayment on the southern shore of Lake Erie between Presque Isle State Park and the City of Erie in Northwest PA. When the city’s bayfront began transitioning from an industrial zone to tourism and recreation in the 1980’s, concerned citizens banded together to restore and protect PIB. In 1991, their efforts led to the listing of PIB as the 43rd Area of Concern (AOC).
The next meeting of the Public Advisory Committee is Monday, May 4 at 9:30 am at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr. Erie, in Room 112. There will be a short presentation on phosphorus reduction activities occurring on Lake Erie, as well as updates for sampling and assessment plans for Presque Isle Bay’s sediments and watershed. Meetings are open to the public.
- PIBPAC meeting 1/26/15 Bullhead tumor report
- Bay advisory group looks for ways to adjust its focus12/17/13
- Presque Isle Bay is delisted as an “Area of Concern”
- Presque Isle Bay Watershed Plan Restoration Prioritization Web Application
- DEP Recommends EPA Delist Presque Isle Bay from Areas of Concern
- Read EPA letters to PA DEP and US Dept of State concerning delisting