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Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Capital Region Envirothon Set for NYPA Visitors Center

April 22, 2009


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 Envirothon

DATE:           Thursday, April 23

TIME:            9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Awards Presentation: 12:30 p.m.

PLACE:         NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center
                     1378 State Route 30
                     North Blenheim, NY 12131

CONTACT:     Steve Ramsey at 1-800-724-0309, or


  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 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 information,

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