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NYPA's Power Vista Will Play Host to 'Cabin Fever' Programs

Lou Paonessa

January 29, 2008


LEWISTON—Western New Yorkers looking to escape the winter routine can plan to attend two “Cabin Fever” programs at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Niagara Power Project.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will team up with NYPA to present the programs, suitable for children and adults.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Carol Rogers, an environmental educator at the Parks Office, will provide a look into the “History of Niagara Falls.” Rogers will present little-known facts about the region’s history, including items related to the War of 1812, the development of the Erie Canal and the growth of industry, fueled in large part by hydroelectric power.

On Saturday, March 8, also at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tina Hoover and Susan Diachu, naturalists on the Parks Office staff, will discuss “Old Growth Trees.” Visitors can learn about the characteristics of the trees, why they are important and reasons for the scattered areas of old growth.

While at the Power Vista, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the more than 50 interactive exhibits on such subjects as energy, electricity and local history. The center is located at 5777 Lewiston Road. For more information, contact NYPA at 716-286-6661.

About NYPA:

■    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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