Senators Toomey and Casey Laud Presque Isle Funding
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) are lauding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to allocate $1.5 million towards erosion control and sand replenishment in Presque Isle State Park in the FY18 Work Plan. The bipartisan pair sent a letter earlier this year to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging continued federal assistance to the sand replenishment program.
"Presque Isle State Park represents an essential part of Northwestern Pennsylvania's economy, drawing more than four million visitors annually," said Senator Toomey. "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to continue much needed federal assistance to the sand replenishment program will ensure that the beaches of Presque Isle are properly maintained for future generations. I was happy to join my colleagues in calling for this much needed funding and I support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision."
"Presque Isle is one of our state's treasures. It is a major economic driver and is essential to sustaining and protecting the region's unique ecosystem," Senator Casey said. " I have long been an advocate for Presque Isle at the federal level and am pleased that the Army Corps plans to adequately fund this project which will help bolster Northwestern Pennsylvania's economy. "