UPDATEIn accordance with Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency disaster declaration and based on advice from the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding the mitigation of spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the PA LEEF meeting scheduled to be held on March 24, 2020 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, PA is cancelled. 

Additional information will be forthcoming regarding a rescheduled date or a virtually-hosted option.


March 24, 2020
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Room 112, Erie, PA


(Erie, PA) -The spring 2020 Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PA LEEF) will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (Room 112), in Erie, Pennsylvania. The meeting begins at 1:00 PM with presentations and discussion through 4:00 PM. The public is invited to attend this valuable forum, which will provide updates about the health and status of Lake Erie and the surrounding watershed. 

Featured presentations include:
• The Blue Economy, Jefferson Educational Society, Civic Leaderships Academy
• PA Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms Monitoring and Detection, Jeanette Schnars, RSC
• Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park – New Programs, John Vanco, LEAF
• GLRI in Pennsylvania - Municipal Stormwater Management Assistance Program, Michael Guelcher, Erie County Department of Planning

Lake Erie and the surrounding watershed play a significant role in the economic vitality, cultural heritage, and overall environmental health of Erie County and the region. Recognizing this, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection organized the Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PA LEEF), to share environmental and regional information with the community. Forums are held twice a year and are open to the public.

To reserve your seat (required) or for more information, contact Marti Martz, (mam60@psu.edu) PA Sea Grant's Senior Coastal Outreach Specialist. Learn more about PA LEEF. 

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