U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly: $1.5 million secured for Presque Isle sand replenishment

Press Release

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced that Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, will receive $1.5 million for beach nourishment and sand replenishment in the USACE's fiscal year 2022 Work Plan and FY2023 budget.

"I am very pleased that the Army Corps of Engineers has once again recognized the importance of properly maintaining Presque Isle State Park's seven-mile shoreline," Kelly said. "These beaches are a natural and economic treasure that serves as an integral part of Erie's identity. Thank you to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for recognizing the importance of maintaining these resources. I will continue doing my part to ensure that the beaches remain pristine and healthy for the millions of families and tourists who visit them each year, as well as the hundreds of local jobs they support."

On February 15, 2022, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) sent a personal letter to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and the Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to formally request that sand replenishment for Presque Isle remain a high-priority project in the USACE's FY2022 Work Plan and FY2023.

"The Army Civil Works FY 2022 Work Plan is yet another increment of transformative investments during this administration that will yield high economic and environmental returns, by supporting the use of the nation's waterways and ports to strengthen supply chains; building resilience to climate change to protect people and infrastructure; and increasing opportunities to work with and support disadvantaged communities," said The Honorable Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.