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Sharks seen at Presque Isle State Park!

Presque Isle State Park doesn't have sharks in Lake Erie because it's a freshwater lake. However, this month until January 30, 2022, the Presque Isle State Park would be hosting a photo exhibition featuring Sharks photographed by Brian Skerry, a National Geographic Explorer who received awards for his photos. The exhibition is called, "Sharks: On Assignment with Brian Skerry." It would feature dozens of photographs in large frames. It is open daily from 8am to 4pm. Although Presque Isle State Park in Pennslyvania doesn't have these sharks, it is expected that the exhibition would draw more visitors to view the displays [...]

2021-09-30T21:03:24+00:00September 30th, 2021|State Parks News|0 Comments

Presque Isle State Park to venture on net-zero energy usage

Cindy Adams Dunn, state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources secretary proposed a solar canopy array that will help Presque Isle State Park reach net-zero energy consumption. This plan is a part of their climate and sustainability project which was inspired by the installment of the solar array in front of the park's Tom Ridge Environmental Center in 2016, which began providing energy to help light that building. The solar panels are planned to be installed in the parking lot of Beach 8 and as per their estimation, it will save DCNR $30,000 yearly on electricity while producing enough energy [...]

Presque Isle State Park – first state park to adopt site-specific climate change sustainability plan

Due to numerous and unique weather challenges, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced a new Climate and Sustainability plan for Presque Isle State Park which includes a 280kW Solar-powered Canopy Array. This makes Presque Isle State Park the first-ever state park to adopt a site-specific climate change sustainability plan. 3 electric vehicle charging stations will be installed at Beach 8 as well.   Source