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R/V Lake Guardian Teacher Workshop

ALL ABOARD THE U.S. EPA’s R/V Lake Guardian Shipboard Science Workshop July 7-13, 2014 Teachers joined scientists on a cruise they won’t soon forget! The Center for Great Lakes Literacy, Ohio Sea Grant, Pennsylvania  Sea Grant and the U.S. Environmental … more

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PA Lake Erie Weather, Wave and Water Buoy

Access PA Lake Erie Weather Buoy Data: www.PaLakeErieBuoy.com Researchers,weather forecasters, boaters and beachgoers can be more alert to changing Lake Erie conditions thanks to a newly deployed buoy about 2 miles from the Presque Isle Lighthouse. The only weather buoy in … more

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Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Meeting, Erie, PA-June 16-18

Pennsylvania Sea Grant hosted the 2014 Great Lakes Sea Grant Meeting from June 16-18 in Erie, PA. The quality of Lake Erie and the other great lakes water was the topic of discussion for Sea Grant representatives from eight Great … more

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B-WET Great Lakes-Great Stewards

B-WET is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning for K-12 school students and teachers. Through NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Great Lakes B-WET program offers competitive grants, funded in part through GLRI funds, which promote … more

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2012-2013 Presque Isle State Park Visitor Survey

The results published in this report are a compilation of the data collected across the four seasons at Presque Isle State Park during the period of May 17, 2012 through May 14, 2013 (n = 2,593 completed interviews). A summary … more

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HABs Stakeholder Workshop 8/14/13

The timing of the workshop for health and environmental managers on harmful algal blooms, HABs, could not be more perfect as the discovery of harmful blue-green algae was recently confirmed in Presque Isle Bay. Over 60 participants from Pennsylvania, Ohio, … more

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Pennsylvania’s Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species

The Pennsylvania  Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Field Guide can help you identify new AIS infestations and slow or stop their spread in Pennsylvania’s waterways. The field guide includes the following sections: tips on how to use the guide, how to … more

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Erie Times-NIE “Reconnect with your environment pages”

The Erie community is more involved in protecting coastal resources because they know more about their environment thanks to the partnership between PA Sea Grant and Erie Times-News in Education. The Erie Times-NIE pages offer the venue and PA Sea … more

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Chester City, PA Hazard and Climate Adaptation Planning

Building capacity to adapt to climate change in a tidal-front community PA Sea Grant and a coalition of planners and coastal outreach specialists have teamed up with the City of Chester in Delaware County to develop a climate adaptation plan … more

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Watersheds and Airsheds

PASG received a $20,000 renewal grant from the DuPont Clear into the Future program to expand the Watershed and Airsheds Education Program in the Philadelphia area.  Efforts include providing meaningful watershed lab, class, and field trip experiences for 618 urban … more

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Weed Warriors

Weed Warriors:  a component of the larger Presque Isle Invasive Vegetation Control Project, this program invites people of all walks of life to help preserve species diversity on Presque Isle State Park through hands-on removal of invasive plants. Weed warrior … more

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Presque Isle Bay Watershed Online GIS-Tool

Access the tool: ArcGIS Presque Isle Bay Watershed Plan Restoration Prioritization Web Application Background: The Presque Isle Bay Watershed Restoration, Protection, and Monitoring Plan (http://pib.psu.edu) serves as the framework for restoring and protecting water resources within the Presque Isle Bay watershed … more

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Lake Erie Watershed Active River Area Model

Pennsylvania Sea Grant is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to apply the Active River Area Model to prioritize land protection efforts in the Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed   The model maps areas within a watershed that are essential to key natural … more

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Lake Erie Watershed Integrated Water Resources Management Plan

Pennsylvania Sea Grant is leading efforts to expand and adapt the geospatial-based model developed for the Presque Isle Bay Watershed Restoration, Protection, and Monitoring Plan to the Pennsylvania Lake Erie watershed.  The model uses natural resource-related geospatial data to identify … more

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Undo the Chemical Brew

PASG and partners create awareness of the environmental impacts of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and the opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted medicines. Focus Area:      Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Coastal Literacy Impact:            Relevance: As a result of the many … more

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The Natural History Collection at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center

Museum curator, Dr. Edwin Masteller, professor emeritus of biology from Penn State Behrend, has been collecting specimens since coming to Erie in 1967. During that time he compiled major collections of stoneflies and caddisflies of Pennsylvania, designed and established the … more

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Saturation point – rain gardens minimize stormwater problems

More rain gardens are cropping up in the Erie region, and that’s fortunate for our environment. With the help of Environment Erie and Pennsylvania Sea Grant, businesses, nonprofits, citizens and students are reshaping their neighborhoods to minimize the negative human … more

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Cascade Creek Restoration

Two Cascade Creek stream restoration projects will: Restore 1,550 linear feet of the stream in the City of Erie’s Frontier Park and at Port Authority property near the Niagara Pier west of the Bayfront Pkwy Reduce erosion and sedimentation entering Presque Isle … more

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Smart Boating, Clean Waters

Pennsylvania Sea Grant and Pennsylvania’s Smart Boating, Clean Waters program encourages marina operators and recreational boaters to protect coastal ecosystems by engaging in environmentally sound practices. This program keeps boat shrink-wrap out of landfills through a voluntary, incentive-based program, promoted … more

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Presque Isle Bay Watershed Water Quality Assessment

Measuring the success of watershed restoration and protection efforts relies heavily upon a long-term watershed monitoring plan.  In 2002, researchers from Gannon University, Mercyhurst University, and Penn State Behrend provided a baseline chemical, physical, and biological assessment of the Presque … more

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Evaluation of Lake Erie sturgeon population and habitat

  Lake sturgeon,  the largest fish in the Great Lakes, grow over 7 feet and 300 pounds, and can live over 100 years. In  Pennsylvania they are a state endangered species. Presently, sturgeon spawn in the Niagara River and St. … more

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Double trouble – changing climate and invasive species

Individually, climate change and invasive species are two of the greatest threats that affect ecosystems and biodiversity. However, climate change could drive the spread of  invasive plant and animal species by expanding their range and distribution. This double blow is … more

Newspapers In Education (NIE)

PA Sea Grant provides the content and teacher lesson plans for the Erie Times-News Tuesday "Reconnect with your environment" NIE page. Past pages and lesson plans can be found here.