Visitors Center Hosts Green-Themed Family Fun
April 13, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—In celebration of Earth Day, the
Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will feature a full program of
green-themed family fun on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5
Activities will highlight the importance of
recycling and other Earth-friendly practices with films, games, arts
and crafts and a guided nature hike on Power Authority and Mine Kill
State Park trails. Prizes will be awarded to the designer of the
best Earth Day poster and every visitor will receive a tree seedling
to plant at home.
Guests are also invited to enjoy the admission-free
visitors center’s attractions, which include hands-on exhibits for
students of all ages and abilities. Visitors can learn how this
pumped-storage power project acts like a giant battery, generating
hydroelectricity by recycling water between two huge reservoirs.
Other displays demonstrate the basics of electricity, energy
production and conservation.
The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17
miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
School groups and community organizations are welcome. For more
■ 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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