North American Parks Featured in NYPA's World
March 4, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The annual World Travelogue series
returns on Sundays in March to the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA)
Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project admission-free visitors
center. This year the series will feature several of North America’s
The slideshow presentations for armchair travelers
will be held at 2 p.m. in the visitors center theater, with
refreshments served after each presentation. The schedule is as
March 8: “History of the New York State
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation,” presented by
Brain Strasavich, park manager, Mine Kill State Park.
March 15: “Bryce Canyon and Zion National
Parks,” presented by Bill Massoth. Located in Utah, these natural
treasures combine stunning stone formations, canyons and mountains.
March 22: “Theodore Roosevelt National Park
and Westward Ho,” presented by Bill Massoth. Learn the history of
the “badlands,” and experience the beauty of a petrified forest,
Canyonland and Dead Horse Point.
March 29: “Banff and Jasper National Parks,”
presented by Bill Massoth. Explore the geology of the Canadian
Rockies and discover the scenic wonders of these Canadian jewels.
Admission is free, but seating is limited so those
planning to attend are asked to call 1-800-724-0309 for
Guests are also invited to enjoy the visitors
center’s attractions, which include hands-on exhibits for students
of all ages and abilities. Visitors can learn how this
pumped-storage power project acts like a giant battery, generating
hydroelectricity while recycling water between two huge reservoirs.
Other displays demonstrate the basics of electricity, energy
production and conservation.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center is located on
Route 30, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of
Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany. School groups and
community organizations are welcome. For more information, visit
■ 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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