N.Y. Power Authority and Mine Kill State Park Host Free Maple Syrup-Making Event

Samantha Clark

March 6, 2014


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Mine Kill State Park will host a free Backyard Maple Sugaring event on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center.

Join the fun and learn how to choose and tap the proper tree, collect the sap and turn it into maple syrup at home. One lucky visitor will win an eight-ounce jar of genuine Catskill maple syrup.

Admission and parking are always free, but reservations are required. Call 518-827-8690 for reservations or more information.

hile you’re there, enjoy the visitors center with its informative, interactive exhibits on electricity and the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Plant. The center, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is located on State Route 30, about 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

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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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020.■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.