New York Power Authority Supports
Hudson River Park Trust's Summer Ecology Program
July 19, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
contribution from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will help to
support the Hudson River Park Trust’s (HRPT) Big City Fishing
program this summer.
Big City Fishing
is a catch-and-release program that explores the biology, water
quality and wildlife inhabitants of the Hudson River and upland park
areas. The ecology program, which is free and open to the public,
begins with an overview of the Hudson and its fish species.
Participants are then able to fish using live traps (for crabs) and
fishing rods provided on site, and to view what they have caught in
temporary holding tanks.
NYPA and HRPT
banners will be posted at the host sites of Big City Fishing—Pier 46
at Christopher and West Streets and Pier 95 at the Clinton Cove and
Boathouse near 55th Street and the West Side Highway.
The program will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. six days a
week, except Mondays, through the Labor Day weekend and will also be
available on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 4), its final day.
Evelyn Evans, NYPA
public and governmental affairs specialist, said, “We’re very proud
to help sponsor this Hudson River Park program. It gives the public
a rare environmental educational opportunity to explore the Hudson
River from within the New York City urban setting.”
information about Big City Fishing and numerous other free summer
events, please visit HRPT’s website:
■ 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
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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