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FREE Earth Day Event to be Held at NYPA Visitors Center
Free Activities Include Earth Day Crafts and Movies

Contact:
Samantha Clark
800-724-0309
samantha.clark@nypa.gov


April 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority will mark Earth Day, with a weekend of free activities at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project Visitors Center. The festivities will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, from 10 am to 5 pm.

On Saturday, April 27, the free events will feature showings of the video “Wall-E” at 11 am., 1 pm and 3 pm. Children will also make their own personalized Earth Day buttons.

On Sunday, April 28, free activities will continue with showings of the film “Planet Earth” at 11 am,1 pm and 3 pm. Guests can also participate in an activity to start their own flower gardens.

All materials will be provided and free saplings will be given to visitors throughout the weekend.

The visitors center features a wide range of interactive exhibits on such subjects as Basics of Electricity, Uses of Electricity and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa project.  It is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

About NYPA:

The New York Power Authority 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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information, www.nypa.gov



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