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Power Authority Visitors Center to Play Host to Schoharie County Conservation Field Day

Steve Ramsey

June 5, 2008


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that it will play host to the 25th annual Schoharie County Field Day on Monday, June 9, at the admission-free visitors center on the grounds of NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Schoharie County Soil and Water Conservation District is organizing the event, at which more than 300 students from the Cobleskill-Richmondville, Gilboa-Conesville and Sharon Springs central school districts are expected. Students will participate in various environmental workshops, including beekeeping, black bear habitat, safety in the woods, fighting wildfires, reptiles, forestry, water quality, bluebirds, and energy and the environment.

The workshops will be conducted by professionals from the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the State University of New York collage at Cobleskill, NYPA and the Soil and Water Conservation District.

The visitors center is located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, 17 miles south of Middleburgh, five miles north of Grand Gorge and 50 miles southwest of Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.

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