Presque Isle sand replenishment funds up in the air

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ERIE, Pa. — It looks like Presque Isle State Park will have to wait until spring to find out if it will have federal dollars for sand replenishment.

As it stands right now, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not be setting aside money for sand nourishment for the state park. However, that could change come April if the engineers find money in the budget to support the project.

With the warm winter Erie is experiencing, the DCNR said there is a lot of erosion.
   
“The federal government has a continuing resolution budget right now which means no money to go to projects like this at this time that goes through April 28,” park manager Matt Greene said. β€œAt that point, they will either get a budget or maybe pass another continuing resolution which would mean no federal money.”

The park has a stockpile of sand left over from last year for any immediate replenishment needs.

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