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New Summer Hours at NYPA Visitors Center

 

Contact:
Karen White
(315) 764-0226
Karen.White@nypa.gov

May 9, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch will offer expanded summer hours just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Beginning May 24, the admission-free visitors center, part of NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

The visitors center offers many hands-on exhibits on electricity, energy, the environment and area history. While visiting, you can hop aboard 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 audio-visual terrain map charts the course of the mighty St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg to Massena. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the project’s power dam. A community room is also available for public use.

Last year, NYPA welcomed more than 22,000 visitors to the Hawkins Point facility. Come and enjoy the fun this summer.

For more information, or to book a tour, call 315-764-0226, extension 302, or go to http://www.nypa.gov/vc/stlaw.htm.



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■ The New York Power Authority 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 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 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 and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.