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Power Authority Wins Praise for Wildlife Habitat Work

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October 6, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has cited the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project here for the continuation of a successful wildlife management program – jointly administered by the Power Authority and the wildlife staff at SUNY Cobleskill – on the grounds of the Schoharie County power project.

The Wildlife Habitat Council recertified Blenheim-Gilboa’s wildlife program for another two years.

“The efforts of the employees at the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project have continued to be outstanding,” said William W. Howard, president of the WHC in a letter announcing the award. “Our staff members were particularly impressed with the planning and development of the long-term blue bird nest box monitoring program.”

The Power Authority has been committed to the blue bird nesting program at Blenheim-Gilboa since the late 1980s.

Eugene W. Zeltmann, president and chief executive officer of the Power Authority said, “We are always delighted when positive efforts we make to preserve and enhance the environment in which we operate are recognized. This honor is no exception.”

The Power Authority and other winners of WHC awards will be honored during the organization’s annual Symposium and Awards Banquet on Nov. 16 in Baltimore.