NYPA's Power Vista Will Play Host
to 'Cabin Fever' Programs
January 29, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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
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.
■ 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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