Niagara Power Vista’s Annual Wildlife Festival Sept. 28-29

Teresa Martinez

Lou Paonessa
(716) 286-6651

September 17, 2013



“Liberty the Bald Eagle” and other raptors such as a screech owl, peregrine, falcon and red tail hawk are among the featured live animals at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) 28th annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The free family event will take place at the Power Vista, the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant’s Visitors Center, and its surrounding grounds at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, N.Y.  “Liberty” appears with the popular Paul Schnell from the Institute for Environmental Learning, who has participated in the festival since it began in 1985.

Photo Credit:  NYPA

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■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, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Wordpress and @NYPAenergy on Twitter.

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