Back County Survival Workshop
Scheduled for Power Authority Visitors Center
February 14, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority’s
visitors center at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project
will play host to a free back country survival workshop beginning at
10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Catskill Forest Association employees Ryan Traponi,
education forester, and Eamon Hinchey, outdoor environmental
educator, will conduct the hands-on workshop on important
life-saving survival skills in a winter environment, such as
primitive fire-starting and shelter building.
The admission-free visitors center, housed in a
refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features interactive exhibits
for children and adults on such subjects as production and uses of
electricity, energy efficiency and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa
project. The center, located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route
30, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
■ 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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