Pennsylvania Sea Grant program is a partnership of Penn
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We are part of the National
Sea Grant College Network, which sponsors research, education, training,
and outreach projects to foster science-based decisions about the use
and conservation of coastal resources.
The Pennsylvania Sea Grant Strategic
Plan and 2005-2006 Highlights summarize our goals, plans and recent accomplishments.
Our Major Geographic Focus Areas:
The Lake Erie Watershed - In Pennsylvania, the
Lake Erie watershed consists of the northern half of Erie County
and the northwest corner of Crawford County. Overall, the watershed
land area is 511 square miles. The dominant topographic feature of
the watershed is the 63-mile shoreline of Lake Erie that includes
Presque Isle Bay .
The Delaware River Watershed - The Pennsylvania
portion of the Delaware River watershed includes 57 miles of tidal
coastline within Bucks, Philadelphia, and Delaware counties. The
head of the tide for the Delaware Estuary in years of normal rainfall
is Trenton, New Jersey. The coastal zone also contains islands,
marshes, and shorelands of tributary streams that are tidally influenced,
as well as the Schuylkill River watershed.