Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change
Exhibit at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center

Erie – Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife, and the environment. To illuminate this concern and its local implications, a new exhibit, Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change, will be open for viewing from June 1 to October 31.  The exhibit will be located on the second floor of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) with free admission.  It is open from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily.

The exhibit will showcase a large artwork funded by Erie Arts & Culture, and will include local efforts to address this issue and speakers. In addition, a free film, Plastic Ocean, will be shown on July 20 at 7:00 PM in the Big Green Screen Theatre. The film is sponsored by the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie.

Partners sponsoring this exhibit are the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) Foundation, PA Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR), PA Sea Grant, Regional Science Consortium, Erie Arts & Culture, S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie, and Environment Erie. 

For more information about this or other programs, contact the Park Office located on the second floor of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) at (814) 833-7424. The Park Office is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset for hiking and other environmental-related activities.

If you need an accommodation to participate in Park activities due to a disability, please contact Presque Isle State Park at (814) 833-7424 to make arrangements for your visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. Please call the Erie ASL Interpreters’ Office at (814) 806-2511 for more information about this service.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Jo Rutkowski, 814-833-5049

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