N.Y. Power Authority Board
Approves $8 Million for State Park Expenditures in Niagara and St.
May 22, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON--The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board
of Trustees approved a resolution Tuesday for providing up to $8
million to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation for operation and maintenance at New York
State parks in Niagara and St. Lawrence Counties during the current
state fiscal year.
In Niagara County, the funds will be used to
support Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park, Niagara Falls State
Park, Reservoir State Park, Whirlpool State Park, DeVeaux Woods
State Park, Devilís Hole State Park and the Niagara Gorge Trails.
The parks and recreational areas are in the vicinity of NYPAís
Niagara Power Project here.
In St. Lawrence County, the funds will be used to
support Robert Moses State Park and Coles Creek State Park, in the
vicinity of the Power Authorityís St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt
The NYPA board has authorized a total of $40
million since the 2003-04 state fiscal year for the state park
expenditures in Niagara and St. Lawrence Counties, including the $8
million approved Tuesday.
■ 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 transmission lines.
Return to Press Center