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Press Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority to Play Host to Envirothon at its Niagara Power Project

April 30, 2008 

In celebration of Earth Day, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is joining with the Niagara and Orleans Counties Soil and Water Districts to play host to the 19th annual Niagara-Orleans Regional Envirothon at the Power Vista, the Niagara Power Project’s admission-free visitors center on Thursday, May 1.

The event will include approximately 65 students from area high schools, who will compete on such subjects as aquatics, forestry, soils, wildlife and this year’s current issues topic, “Agricultural Land Conservation and Preservation.”

WHAT:           Niagara-Orleans Regional Envirothon

DATE:            Thursday, May 1

TIME:             9:30 a.m., with the awards ceremony at noon

PLACE:          Niagara Power Project Power Vista

CONTACT:      Louis Paonessa, NYPA community relations manager, Niagara Power Project, 716-286-6661 or toll-free at 1-866-NYPA-FUN (1-866-697-2386)

 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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