New York Power Authority Visitors Center to Play
Host to Snowmobile Safety Course
January 7, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s
Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will play host to a
free New York State-certified snowmobile safety course on Saturday,
Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Mike Vincent, a
state-certified instructor with Safe Riders, will present the
program. The course, open to anyone at least 10 years old, will
provide fundamental information for snowmobilers to ensure both
their safety and the safety of other trail users. Successful
completion of the course will result in the award of a New York
State Snowmobile Safety Certificate.
People from the age of
14 through 17 may operate a snowmobile without adult supervision
only if they have completed a New York State-recognized safety
training course. Children 10 through 13 may do so if they have
completed the course and are accompanied by a person 18 or older who
is within 500 feet.
Children under 10, and
those under 14 who do not have a safety certificate, may operate a
snowmobile only on lands owned or leased by their parent or
participate in the snowmobile safety course are recommended. Please
contact 1-800-724-0309 to reserve a space.
The Power Authority’s
visitors center will be open as usual on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. The center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of
Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
■ 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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