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, January 26 at 9:30 am at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Dr. Erie, in Room 112. Meetings are open to the public. Presentations include: 2013 statistical analysis of Brown Bullhead tumor rates in PIB by PA DEP Jim Grazio. A portion of the meeting will provide an opportunity for feedback on the upcoming 2015 post-delisting of the Bay and tributaries. For 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.