Power Authority to Celebrate
Earth Day at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center
April 17, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
10:30 a.m. Opening
ceremonies, the Tuscarora Environmental Group;
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Mama Earth’s
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.
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
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
www.nypa.gov or call 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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