NYPA Launches 'More Cruisin' Less
Fuelin'...No Foolin'!' Campaign to Highlight Fuel-Saving Vacation
For Further Information:
315-764-0226, ext. 863
July 2, 2008
MASSENA—The New York
Power Authority (NYPA) today announced its third annual summer
travel campaign, “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” The
program, which will begin this Independence Day (July 4), is
designed to encourage regional residents to try fuel-saving vacation
travel and learn environmentally conscious energy-saving tips.
Activities start with a
trip to NYPA’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point
Visitors Center and Boat Launch at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D.
Roosevelt Power Project and continue on to other nearby attractions
in beautiful Northern New York.
“With gas prices
continuing to rise, I think people are looking to see what they can
do in their own area and avoid driving to far away destinations,”
said Jill Chamberlain, community relations specialist at the
McCullough visitors center at Hawkins Point. “There is so much to do
at the visitors center and in the surrounding St. Lawrence Valley
area—this is the perfect time for local residents to take advantage
of the many hidden gems in their own community.”
Free information bags,
including brochures on local family-fun destinations, are available
at the visitors center. The information bags also contain a
children’s activity book and fact sheets with tips on how to save
fuel and use energy-efficient lighting and cooling during the summer
season. Later this month there will be “Sweet Ideas” for saving
energy offered by way of specially-prepared “Less Fuelin’-More
The visitors center
offers many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity,
history and the environment. A hybrid electric car is on display
with information on its gas-saving features.
Every Tuesday through
Aug. 26, the McCullough visitors center at Hawkins Point will
feature free movies for the community. The family-friendly films
will be shown as part of NYPA’s “Beat the Heat” summer campaign.
Movies will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the
visitors center’s auditorium.
Visitors can also view
a new video with information on the St. Lawrence-FDR project. The
video, which debuted during NYPA’s 50th anniversary celebration of
the first power produced at the project, includes new interviews and
footage and can be viewed upon request.
The visitors center
will be open as usual each day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. For additional
information, please call (315) 764-0226 or visit NYPA on the Web at
■ 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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