NYPA Power Vista Celebrates the Nature of Niagara
March 4, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority's Niagara
Power Project will celebrate the “Nature of Niagara” in March as
part of the ongoing Sensational Saturdays Program at its Power Vista
visitors center. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, March 21: “Old Growth Trees” –
Learn about characteristics of old growth trees, why they are
important and what accounts for their scattered growth.
Saturday, March 28: “Great Gorge Route” –
Explore the trolley route that took visitors on a spectacular tour
through the Niagara River Gorge from 1895 to 1935. Photos and
artifacts will be on display.
Presented by representatives of the New York State
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, both programs
will run at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Niagara Power Project Power
Vista’s community room. The Power Vista features displays and
interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity,
energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular
views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River
Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista, located at 5777
Lewiston Road in Lewiston, are always free of charge.
For more information, call 716-286-6661 or
1-866-NYPA-FUN, or visit
www.nypa.gov for a complete
schedule of activities.
■ 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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