NYPA Visitors Center Celebrates 'Woodsman's Day'
October 2, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
will celebrate Woodman’s Day with a free hiking expedition and other
activities at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, Saturday, October
Activities will begin at 11 a.m. with
demonstrations by students from SUNY Cobleskill of certain
wood-chopping techniques and other useful outdoor skills.
At 12 p.m., Marty Podskoch will give a presentation
of his new book, “Adirondack Stories II: 101 More Historical
Sketches,” featuring illustrated stories of hermits, forestry,
hotels, summer camps, writers, artists, animals, mining, farming,
canals, boats, sports, amusement parks and other subjects. Signed
copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Events wrap up with a one-hour hike through trails
of the Schoharie Valley in the northern Catskills with Wildlife
Interpreter Andrea Porter at 1 p.m. Trail grades are easy, though
participants are encouraged to wear hiking or other sturdy shoes.
Visitors are welcome to stop by for any one or all
of the free activities; refreshments will be served. In addition to
these activities, the visitors center will be open with hands-on
displays and exhibits on energy. Guests can also experience the rich
history of Historic Lansing Manor, a 19th-century estate that is
part of the visitors center complex, open through Oct. 31. Both
facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The visitors center and adjacent Lansing Manor are
located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand
Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of
Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.
■ 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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