New York State Safe Boating Course Scheduled for
NYPA Visitors Center July 11
June 25, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—A New York State
Safe Boating Certification course will be held Sat., July 11, from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa
Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center.
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, and 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 lunch. Please contact Steve Ramsey,
community relations manager at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa facility, at
800-724-0309, before July 4, to reserve your place.
admission-free visitors center, open seven days a week from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., is located 17 miles south of Middleburgh at 1378 State
Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131.
■ 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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