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Earth Day Event Set for Power Vista

Contact:
Cathy Blood
716-286-6652
cathy.bloodnypa.gov

April 5, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold its annual Earth Day event – “Every Day Is Earth Day” – on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the Niagara Power Project.

Vendors will provide information about the environment and related issues at the event, part of the Power Vista’s ongoing Sensational Saturdays program. Some of the exhibitors will be Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Hamburg Natural History Society, Modern Disposal and Olcott Beach Carousel Park.

Trolley car transportation, provided by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will be available for travel between the Power Vista and Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. In addition, free saplings will be given to the first 300 families to arrive.

The Power Vista is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except for major holidays) and features a wide range of interactive exhibits and displays on such subjects as electricity, energy efficiency and Niagara Frontier history. The visitors center is also an ideal destination for field trips and educational programs. For details on how to schedule a program, or on the Sensational Saturdays events, please call 716-286-6661 or toll-free at 1-866-NYPA-FUN (1-866-697-2386).

 About NYPA:

 ■    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 a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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