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Tom Ridge Environmental Center is a Green Building

TREC is an interpretive facility for the unique peninsula known as Presque Isle State Park on the southern shore of Lake Erie.  This multi-use building not only serves as a visitor’s gateway to the Park and the Great Lakes Region, but also houses exhibits, educational facilities, research laboratories and administrative space for various natural resource-related organizations. 

Presque Isle is a recurving sandspit that is constantly shaped and influenced by change and ecological transformation.  The notion of change played a significant role in the design of the project as TREC and the surrounding landscape attempt to capture a sense of transformation through form, material and experience.

birds seen at various areas of Presque Isle State Park

eBird Tracker now at TREC!

Visitors to the Tom Ridge Environmental Center and Presque Isle State Park can now check Trail Tracker to find out which  birds have been seen recently and where they may find them, view photographs, listen to sounds, and read life information about the birds using simple touch-screen technology.