Over 20 Years of Coastal and Great Lakes Research, Education and Extension Programs in Pennsylvania 

The Pennsylvania Sea Grant College Program was started in 1998 as an outreach project primarily focused on the 76.6 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, in Erie, PA. Over the past twenty-five years PA Sea Grant has expanded, both in the scope of programs offered and also geographically. Staff now work in communities in the Lake Erie watershed and in the Delaware and Susquehanna River Basins. 

Pennsylvania Sea Grant is one of 34 programs of the National Sea Grant College Program, whose mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of natural resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment. Sea Grant supports coastal and Great Lakes watersheds and communities through research, extension, and education programming. 

The Pennsylvania Sea Grant team of scientists, educators, and communicators builds bridges between science and people to promote the importance of maintaining sustainable coastal and river ecosystems for the health of local communities and families and to ensure a thriving economy.  Pennsylvania Sea Grant’s work is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Penn State University, and through federal, state, and local funding. 

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Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011