Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Capital
Region Envirothon Set for NYPA Visitors Center
April 22, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In celebration of Earth Day, the New York Power
Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project Visitors
Center will host this year's Capital Region Envirothon on Thursday,
April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An awards presentation will be held
at 12:30 p.m.
Approximately 20 high school teams, representing
Schoharie, Albany and Schenectady counties, will take part in the
competition that tests students’ knowledge of aquatics, soil,
forestry and wildlife.
Schools must pre-register, but admission is free
for spectators. There will be ample opportunity for photos.
EVENT: Capital Region
Thursday, April 23
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Awards Presentation: 12:30 p.m.
Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center
1378 State Route 30
North Blenheim, NY 12131
CONTACT: Steve Ramsey at 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
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