New York State Safe Boater Certification
Course Scheduled for Power Authority Visitors Center
April 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York State Safe Boater Certification course will be held on
Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New York Power
Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project
Dennis Downs, a certified instructor with the
Northeastern New York Safety & Health Council, Inc., will conduct
the free eight-hour course.
To receive the Safe Boating Certificate,
participants must complete the classroom session and pass the final
exam with a grade of 75 percent or more. They must be at least 18
years old. New York State charges a $10 administrative fee to
obtain the certificate.
Coffee and tea will be served, but those attending
should bring their lunch. Reservations are required because of
limited space. Please contact Steve Ramsey, community relations
manager at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa facility, at 800-724-0309, to
reserve your place.
The admission-free visitors center, open seven days
a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is located 17 miles south of
Middleburgh on Route 30.
■ 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
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