Unseasonably Warm Weather Wreaks Havoc at Presque Isle State Park

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ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) — Our unseasonably warm weather conditions have wreaked havoc at Presque Isle State Park, and a lack of ice dunes means significant erosion this year.

The annual Beach Walk is set for the first week of April and Park Operations Manager Matt Greene, knows he has a lot of ground to cover.

“This year is a new contract year for the nourishment project, we actually have a on-site preview meeting here at the Tom Ridge Center,” said Greene. “This is one of those years we’re hoping to get that early calculation done for the Beach Walk here in April so we have everything figured out by the time a new contractor comes on so we can get things rolling and get things going as smooth as possible.”

The annual Beach Walks will determine the placement of tons of sand, to protect Erie’s Harbor, endangered species and the over four million people who visit the park each year.

“We know we’re gonna have to put down some sand,” said Greene.


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