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New York Power Authority Wildlife Festival Set for Utica Zoo

Ann Cianfrocco

September 10, 2009


MARCY—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will present its annual Wildlife Festival at the Utica Zoo on Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Against the exciting  backdrop of the Utica Zoo’s collection of more than 200 exotic and domestic animals from all over the world, the Wildlife Festival will feature appearances by five-time Chainsaw Champion Mark Tyoe, demonstrating his carving skills throughout the day, as well as performances by the country western band, Blue Lightning.

The event will also feature an Energy Expo with tips on how to reduce energy use and energy bills, face-painting, and food from the Zoo’s Yaks and Snacks.

The Utica Zoo is located at 99 Steele Hill Road, Utica. Admission is free for the first 1,200 visitors.

For more information please call Ann Cianfrocco, community relations specialist with NYPA’s Clark Energy Center in Marcy, at 315-792-8335 or email

About NYPA:

■    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 information,

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