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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: New York Power Authority to Provide Funds to Yonkers Science Barge

Paul DeMichele

December 17, 2008


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.

DATE:     Thursday, December 18

TIME:      10 a.m.

PLACE:   Yonkers Waterfront, on Science Barge, adjacent to the Yonkers Metro North Train Station (at the end of Dock Street) and just north of Xavierís Pier

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 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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