NYPA Power Vista Joins in the Anniversary Celebration of Niagara Falls state Park

Lou Paonessa

March 8, 2010


LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project will recognize the 125th Anniversary of Niagara Falls State Park as part of the Power Vista visitors center’s Cabin Fever series Saturday, March 13.

A representative of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will discuss the rich history of the oldest state park in the United States, which was voted one of the ten most beautiful spots in the country by the Today Show in 2007.  Programs will run at 11 a.m. and 2 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/vc/niagara.htm for a complete schedule of activities.

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. ■ More than 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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