|Camp for Grieving Children Scheduled at NYPA Visitors Center|
|April 29, 2013|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant will play host to a camp for grieving children on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. The two-day “Camp Forget-Me-Not” will be conducted by representatives from the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care. The camp is open to all children in grades Kindergarten through 12 in Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie Counties, who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, and to register, please contact Rod Roberts, at (607) 432-5525. The visitors center will be open as usual on May 4, and 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge. About NYPA: The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit www.nypa.gov or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.
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