NYPA Visitors Center Announces New Hours
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
August 26, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA – The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Frank S. McCullough,
Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch will implement new
hours of operation starting September 1.
The visitors center, part of NYPA’s St.
Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, will be open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Columbus Day, October 12. After
Columbus Day, the visitors center will shift to its off-season
schedule, operating Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
until Memorial Day.
The admission- free visitors center offers many
exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the
environment. Visitors can hop on a bicycle generator and turn pedal
power into electricity or have a hair-raising experience with static
electricity using the Van de Graaff generator. An audiovisual
terrain map charts the course of the mighty St. Lawrence River from
Ogdensburg to Massena.
Since the beginning of the year, NYPA has welcomed
more than 13,000 visitors to the Hawkins Point center. With several
community events planned for the upcoming months, that number is
expected to grow by year’s end. Mark your calendars for more free
family fun at the following visitor center events:
September 12 - Dam 4 Miler Road Race
September 19 - Wildlife Festival
October 24 - Halloween Party
November 7 - Santa Paws
December 18 - Holiday Pajama Party
The Wildlife Festival will feature shows by the
World of Wildlife and Educational Encounters, a petting zoo, crafts,
entertainment and other attractions and gives visitors a chance to
get up-close and personal with a variety of exotic animals.
For more information on events, call 315-764-0226
ext 302 or visit www.nypa.gov.
■ 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-owned electric
utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of New York
State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■
About 75 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,
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