It's a party that the Presque Isle Bay Advisory Committee has been waiting to celebrate for 30 years. The delisting of the bay.
That celebration took place Thursday night at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.
Three decades ago, a group of citizens took action to clean the bay. With the help of city and government officials, the bay was finally removed from the federal list of trouble spots along the Great Lakes back in February.
"To drive along the bayfront highway and to see what the bayfront looks like, to see on a summer day the boaters, to see in the winter the ice fisherman, to see the fish that are being caught in the bay and lake, it just shows exactly what a group of citizens can do if they set their mind to it," said Jim Rutkowski, Chair of the Presque Isle Bay Advisory Committee.
Presque Isle is only the second bay to be delisted in the United States.