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Power Authority to Celebrate Earth Day at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center

Lou Paonessa

April 17, 2008


LEWISTON— In celebration of Earth Day, the New York Power Authority will host a special program at the Power Vista, the Niagara Power Project’s admission-free visitors center, on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The environment and related subjects will be featured in demonstrations by local community organizations, interactive entertainment and other activities for the entire family.

The schedule:

10:30 a.m.                              Opening ceremonies, the Tuscarora Environmental Group;

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.            Mama Earth’s Kitchen Band;

11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.               Canisius College Ambassadors for Conservation presentation;

Noon, 2 p.m.                            Performance by the Niagara River Iroquois Dancers; and

2 p.m., 4 p.m.                          Buffalo Zoomobile.

Free trolley rides to the Gorge Discovery Center, sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will be available throughout the day, and the Aquarium of Niagara’s mascot, “Beaker the Penguin,” will be in attendance.

The Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, will be open as usual on April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It features displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.

To obtain information on the Power Authority’s Earth Day events across the state, as well as details pertaining to the Power Vista and the variety of educational presentations available to all age groups throughout the year, visit or call 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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