Sand replenishment efforts have begun on Presque Isle.
The US Army Corps of Engineering is heading the project, which is focused on replacing sand primarily on Beaches 5, 7, and 9; as well as other areas in the park. More than 60,000 cubic yards of sand will be poured in areas where erosion is threatening the infrastructure.
Matt Greene, Presque Isle Operations Manager, tells us, “This year, we have federal funding as well as the state funding so we’re going to put out as much sand as we possibly can within our budget. The budget is right around $3 million. So, we’re going to put as much sand as we can down but make sure we have a good stockpile for over the winter to get us started, should funding lapse or delays happen next year as well.”
The sand replenishment project is expected to be completed by the end of November.