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Reservoir State Park Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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Michael Saltzman
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michael.saltzman@nypa.gov


October 24, 2012

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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) celebrated $6 million of improvements to recreation facilities at Reservoir Park, including renewed ball fields, basketball and tennis courts and other recreational and landscaping measures, at a ribbon cutting in the park’s new Winter Pavilion in the Town of Lewiston. Cutting the ribbon from left are: Jerry Mosey (Niagara Frontier Parks Commission) Mark Thomas (Regional Director, OPRHP); Sam Hoyt (Empire State Development); Rose Harvey, commissioner (OPRHP); Gil Quiniones, president and CEO, (NYPA) and Steve Schoenwiesner (NYPA).

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Other new amenities celebrated at Reservoir Park today include night lighting for baseball games and a warming house for watching winter activities.

The refurbishing of the park stemmed from Power Authority commitments under an agreement with OPRHP related to the relicensing of the Niagara Power Project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2007. The park, which is owned by NYPA and operated and maintained by OPRHP with financial support from the Power Authority, is within the boundary of the 2,441-megawatt Niagara hydroelectric power plant.

Photo Credit: NYPA



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 is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it 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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