Make a Gift to Support Science-based Research, Education, and Outreach
For more than twenty years, Pennsylvania Sea Grant has been supporting science-based research, extension, and educational programming to promote the sustainability of Pennsylvania’s ecological and economic coastal and watershed resources.
Pennsylvania Sea Grant is one of 34 programs of the National Sea Grant College Program, each supporting coastal and/or Great Lakes communities and ecosystems. The National Sea Grant College Program is a collaborative effort, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and supported by states and universities. In Pennsylvania, the program is administered by Penn State University. Our efforts primarily focus on three areas, the Lake Erie watershed and the Delaware and Susquehanna River basins.
The Lake Erie watershed consists of the northern half of Erie County and the northwest corner of Crawford County. Lake Erie’s 76.6-mile shoreline in Pennsylvania includes the 3,200-acre Presque Isle State Park and the 3,719-acre Presque Isle Bay.
The Delaware River basin is home to approximately 5.25 million residents and includes 112 miles of tidal Delaware River coast within Bucks, Philadelphia, and Delaware counties. The Delaware River is the world’s busiest freshwater port, supporting one of the world’s greatest concentrations of heavy industry and the second largest petrochemical refining center in the nation.
The Susquehanna River basin is one of the largest watersheds in the Atlantic Slope of North America. In Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River drains all or part of 43 of the 67 counties. The Susquehanna River is the largest tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, and provides half the flow to the upper bay while representing 43 percent of the drainage area.
By supporting Pennsylvania Sea Grant, you can help our team to advance science-based research, extension, and education programs.
For more information about our programs and ways to give, contact Sarah Whitney, Pennsylvania Sea Grant director. Thank you for your support!