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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Northern Adirondack Regional Envirothon

May 9, 2007

The Northern Adirondack Regional Envirothon will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at Paul Smith’s College. The event is sponsored by the New York Power Authority; the St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex County Soil and Water Conservation Districts; and Paul Smith’s College.

The Envirothon is a competition that tests high school students’ knowledge of aquatics, soils, forestry, wildlife, and a current natural resource issue. This year’s issue is “Alternative and Renewable Energy.”

There will be ample opportunities for photos as students from St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex County high schools compete to represent the area at the state competition, May 23 and 24 at the State University of New York College at Cobleskill. The winning team from New York State will compete in the 20th Annual Canon Envirothon Championship, July 29 through Aug. 4 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.

 

            EVENT:            Northern Adirondack Regional Envirothon                                                 

            DATE:              Thursday, May 10 

            TIME:               10 a.m         

            WHERE:          Paul Smith’s College, Routes 86 and 30, Paul Smiths, N.Y., (518) 327-6227

            CONTACT:        Jill Chamberlain, New York Power Authority, (315) 764-0226, ext. 300

   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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