Rep. Kelly Secures Sand Replenishment for Presque Isle

Nov 28, 2018

In response to personal appeal by Rep. Kelly,

President Trump promised federal support for beach nourishment at rally in Erie last month

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today in response to news that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers has allotted $1.5 million in federal funding for sand replenishment for Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania.

“Christmas has surely come early for Erie and for our entire region. Last month, President Trump made a public commitment to me and to our district that Presque Isle's beaches would get fully replenished—and now that promise has been kept! Earlier than usual, federal action has been confirmed and sand replenishment for Presque Isle will officially begin next May, ahead of the busy summer tourist season. I couldn’t be prouder to see this natural and economic treasure be maintained for the countless families who enjoy it.”

Watch President Trump’s live pledge to answer Rep. Kelly’s call to replenish Presque Isle while speaking at the Erie Insurance Arena.

Read Rep. Kelly’s follow-up letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

See an overview of Rep. Kelly’s past efforts to support Lake Erie.