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Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum Series – The Future of Stormwater: Artificial Intelligence?

This May 2023 forum featured local and regional speakers discussed the future of stormwater in Pennsylvania, specifically, harmful algal blooms (HABs) and a new custom designed litter boom to catch plastic debris entering Presque Isle Bay, planting trees as a stormwater management technique, new local stormwater fees, and current research into artificial intelligence and stormwater management.


  • Welcome to the Forum
    Tim Bruno, Great Lakes, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP)
    Amber Stilwell, Pennsylvania Sea Grant & Penn State Extension
  • Great Lakes Updates
    Tim Bruno, Great Lakes, PA DEP
  • Stormwater Impacts: Two Local Projects
    Jeanette Schnars, Ph.D., Regional Science Consortium
  • Planting Trees to Reduce Stormwater Impacts
    John Vanco, Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) & ReLEAF
  • City of Erie Stormwater Program
    Sarah Peelman, City of Erie
  • Stormwater and Artificial Intelligence David Rankin, Great Lakes Protection Fund
    Brandon Wong, Hyfi Branko Kerkez, Hyfi’

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