The Erie region has already begun to feel the effects of a changing climate – an ice-free bay; early spring warmth followed by hard freezing; extended dry spells; flooding caused by intense rainfall; fluctuating lake levels; and the increased presence of invasive species. These and other impacts are expected to become more substantial over time.
Pennsylvania Sea Grant is helping communities begin to plan ahead for these changes to ensure that government agencies, businesses, and community organizations are working together and are resilient to hazards. By anticipating and planning for the long-term impacts of a changing climate, Erie and the broader region can minimize and manage the adverse impacts on public health, local infrastructure, economic vitality, and our treasured natural environment.
What changes can we expect in the Erie region?
Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011