Power Authority Visitors Center
to Host Earth Day Activities
April 17, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM— In celebration of Earth Day, the
New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power
Project will feature a full program of family activities on
Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The facility’s admission-free visitors center will
highlight the importance of recycling and other Earth-friendly
practices with films, a puppet show and a kids’ arts and crafts
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.—Kids’ arts and crafts
station, where children will be able to grow their own plants;
11 a.m.—Puppet Show on recycling, Zachary
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.—Film, “A World at Waste,” a
story of one man’s apathy for the environment and the tragic
events his wastefulness brings to his family; and
1 p.m. and 3 p.m.—Film, “Where the Garbage
Goes,” about George and his crew on mountains of rubbish and
recycling. Children learn why it’s important to recycle.
Visitors will receive a tree seedling to plant and
will be able enter a drawing for a pack of energy-efficient light
The visitors center will be open as usual from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Attractions include a wide range of hands-on exhibits
that present information on such themes as Basics of Electricity,
Uses of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project.
The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17
miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
www.nypa.gov for information on the Power Authority’s activities
across the state in celebration of Earth Day.
■ 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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