Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority to Provide Funds to
Yonkers Science Barge
December 17, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Richard M. Kessel,
president and chief executive officer of the New York Power
Authority (NYPA), will present a ceremonial check to Rick Magder,
executive director of Groundwork Hudson Valley. The funds will
support the operation of a floating environmental center and urban
farm on the Yonkers waterfront.
Philip Amicone, mayor
of Yonkers, and Chuck Lesnick, Yonkers city council president, will
also speak at the event.
The 135-foot long barge
functions as an educational lab for both school children and adults
interested in learning about hydroponics and the renewable energy
technologies. It features an outdoor classroom which can hold
approximately 40 students.
Thursday, December 18
Waterfront, on Science Barge, adjacent to the Yonkers Metro North
Train Station (at the end of Dock Street) and just north of Xavierís
■ 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
nationís 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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