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Press Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Sept. 5 Check Presentation At SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station for Controlling Invasive Plant Species

September 1, 2006

New York Power Authority (NYPA) officials will be joined by State Sen. James L. Seward Tuesday, Sept. 5, to announce funding for a multiyear study by the Biological Field Station (BFS) at Cooperstown, for mitigating the growth of water chestnuts, an invasive aquatic species affecting the Susquehanna River Basin. Steven DeCarlo, NYPA Vice President, Transmission, and Dr. Willard Harman of the SUNY Oneonta BFS will be the key participants in the afternoon event, in addition to Senator Seward. 

EVENT:           Ceremonial Check Presentation for Water Chestnut Mitigation Study 

WHEN:            2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5 

PLACE:           SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station at 5838 State Highway 80, Cooperstown,
                       at Otsego Lake, just north of the farmer's museum

CONTACT:     Stephen Ramsey, community relations manager, NYPA: (518) 287-6380


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