Power Authority Visitors Center
to Play Host to Schoharie County Conservation Field Day
June 5, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New
York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced that it will play host
to the 25th annual Schoharie County Field Day on Monday, June 9, at
the admission-free visitors center on the grounds of NYPA’s
Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. The event is scheduled
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Schoharie County
Soil and Water Conservation District is organizing the event, at
which more than 300 students from the Cobleskill-Richmondville,
Gilboa-Conesville and Sharon Springs central school districts are
expected. Students will participate in various environmental
workshops, including beekeeping, black bear habitat, safety in the
woods, fighting wildfires, reptiles, forestry, water quality,
bluebirds, and energy and the environment.
The workshops will be
conducted by professionals from the United States Department of
Agriculture Farm Service Agency, the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation, the State University of New York collage
at Cobleskill, NYPA and the Soil and Water Conservation District.
The visitors center is
located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, 17 miles south of
Middleburgh, five miles north of Grand Gorge and 50 miles southwest
of Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.
■ 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. ■ For more
information, please go to www.nypa.gov.
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