Rep. Kelly Secures Sand Replenishment for Presque Isle’s Beaches

Jun 11, 2018 Issues: Economy and Jobs

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces $1.5 million in FY 2018 work plan for erosion control at Presque Isle

In March, Kelly sent letter to Army Secretary to make case for Presque Isle beach nourishment as “high priority”

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced earlier today that Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, will receive $1.5 million for beach nourishment in the USACE’s work plan for fiscal year 2018. On March 8, 2018, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) sent a personal letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) to formally request that sand replenishment for Presque Isle remain a high-priority project in the USACE’s FY 2019 budget and FY 2018 work plan.

Statement by Rep. Kelly:

“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. These beaches are a natural and economic treasure for our entire region and country. I'm very proud to have once again led this bipartisan effort to ensure that they 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.”

BACKGROUND: On April 20, 2018, Rep. Kelly submitted a joint bipartisan letter to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) to once again officially requesting that sand replenishment for Presque Isle remains a high-priority project in the USACE FY 2018 work plan and FY 2019 budget. The letter was co-signed by Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), and U.S. Senators Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA). Rep. Kelly has led numerous congressional efforts to protect Presque Isle and Lake Erie since taking office in 2011. An overview of his recent work can be read here.

 

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