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 Pennsylvania. When the city’s bayfront began transitioning from an industrial-dominated zone to one of tourism and recreation in the 1980’s, environmentally minded 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 Presque Isle Bay Public Advisory Committee is Monday, March 18th at 9:30 am in Room 112 Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Agenda
- 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
The final Stage 3 Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for Presque Isle Bay’s delisting as an Area of Concern, public comments and the response to public comments are available in the Documents Delisting section of this website. The public can also view the final draft at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (301 Peninsula Drive), County Public Library, (160 East Front St), and the Erie County Conservation District (1927 Wager Road, Millcreek Township). More information is available by calling 217-9635.