NYPA to Offer Free Hiking Expedition on Schoharie
Valley Trails, July 11
July 1, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
will offer a free hiking expedition through trails of the Schoharie
Valley in the northern Catskills on Saturday, July 11.
Those interested in participating should meet at
NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project Visitors Center at 11 a.m.,
rain or shine.
Trail grades are easy, though participants are
encouraged to wear hiking or other sturdy shoes. During the one-hour
hike, Brian Strasavich, Mine Kill State Park facility manager, will
point out nature’s signs of summer and new growth on trees and
shrubs. Free refreshments will be served.
Before or after the hike, participants are
encouraged to stop at the visitors center and Historic Lansing
Manor, both admission-free. Visitors will enjoy the many hands-on
displays and exhibits on energy, and experience the rich history of
a 19th-century estate. Both facilities will be open from 10 a.m. to
The visitors center and adjacent Lansing Manor are
located on Route 30 in North Blenheim, five miles north of Grand
Gorge, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and 50 miles southwest of
Albany. For more information, please call 1-800-724-0309.
■ The New York Power Authority 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 New York State and more
than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ About 75
percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable
hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity
purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the
state. ■ For more
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