New York Power Authority
Plans Earth Day Celebration at the Power Vista May 6
April 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON―On Saturday, May 6, from 10 am to 4 pm,
the New York Power Authority (NYPA) celebrates Earth Day at the
Power Vista, the Visitors Center at the Niagara Power Project. A day
of free, fun-filled, family activities along with a variety of
useful and informative environmental displays and exhibits will
highlight the occasion.
Earth Day festivities will feature
demonstrations by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden
Society, Modern Environmental Group, Inc., the Environmental
Leadership Institute, Niagara County Community College, the Aquarium
of Niagara, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation &
Historic Preservation and many more.
The first five hundred families will receive a free
blue spruce sapling. Musical entertainment will be provided
by local artist, Susan Rozler, with performances scheduled at 11 am,
noon, 1 pm and 2 pm.
Park your car at the Power Vista and enjoy
a complimentary ride along the scenic Niagara River Gorge to the
Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Courtesy of the New York State
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, a trolley
will run between the Power Vista and the Gorge Discovery Center
throughout the day.
In addition to the Earth Day activities, the Power
Vista, the admission-free visitors center at NYPAís Niagara Project,
features technical and historical displays on the Niagara region,
inter-active exhibits on electricity and so much more.
For more information on the Power Vista and the
Earth Day celebration, please call 716-286-6661. If you have
any questions regarding the Gorge Discovery Center, please call
■ NYPA 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 is a
leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and
electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nationís
largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities
in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of
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