About Walter

   In 2015, prior to its dissolution, the Presque Isle Bay Public Advisory Committee (PIB PAC) identified the need for transparency and easy access to Great Lakes related information, including: services, regulatory and management guidance, research studies and results, watershed plans, restoration and protection project data, and geospatial data.The PIB PAC members suggested a “one stop web-based center” as a means for accessing and integrating Great Lakes related information, data, services, and guidance. Historically, the PIB PAC was tasked with advising and assisting the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection enhance and protect the environmental quality and economic vitality of Presque Isle Bay. The Pennsylvania Great Lakes Water and Land Technical Resources (WALTeR) web site was developed with the PIB PACs needs in mind and is intended to serve as the “central” location for Great Lakes related data, studies, and information. Funding for WALTeR was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener Program, Pennsylvania Sea Grant College Program,Pennsylvania State University, and Penn State Behrend.



For any questions regarding WALTeR please contact:



Sean-Rafferty Tim Bruno

Sean Rafferty, Ph.D.

Research Director & Associate Director

Pennsylvania Sea Grant College Program

Penn State University

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Tim Bruno

Chief, Office of the Great Lakes

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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