NYPA Set to Host Free Hiking
Expedition on Schoharie Valley Trails, Oct. 11
October 2, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
will play host to a free hiking expedition through trails of the
Schoharie Valley in the northern Catskills on Saturday, Oct. 11.
Those interested in taking part in the event should meet at the
visitors center for NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power
Project at either 11 a.m. or 12 p.m., rain or shine, for one of the
two available tours.
Trail grades are easy, though participants are
encouraged to wear hiking or other sturdy shoes and seasonal outdoor
attire. During the one-hour hike, Andrea Porter, New York State
licensed outdoor interpreter, and Brain Strasavich, Mine Kill State
Park facility manager, will teach participants how to identify
various trees and animals, and offer several outdoor survival
techniques. Free refreshments will be served.
Before or after the hike, participants are
encouraged to stop at the visitors center and the historic Lansing
Manor Museum, also admission-free. Visitors will enjoy the many
hands-on displays and exhibits on energy, and experience the rich
history of a 19th-century house. The facilities will be open both
days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The visitors center and adjacent Lansing Manor are
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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