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New York Power Authority Holds Free Guided Summer Hike Saturday, July 5

Contact:
Mario Roefaro
(800) 724-0309
Mario.Roefaro@nypa.gov

June 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold a free guided nature hike on Saturday, July 5, at 11 a.m. on the trails between the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project’s visitors’ center and the nearby Mine Kill State Park.

Staff from the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will lead the walk, identifying native birds and local trees along the way. The hike covers easy terrain and is appropriate for all ages.

Those interested in joining the hike should bring water, dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. The hike will take place rain or shine.

Hikers are also invited to tour the visitors’ center and adjacent Lansing Manor to learn more about electricity, energy efficiency and the rich history of a 19th-century country estate.

All events, parking and admission are free.

The visitors’ center is located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of Albany.

Call (800) 724-0309 for more information.

About NYPA:

■ 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.