NYPA Celebrates Earth Day with Green-Themed Fun

Khisha Laguerre-Arnold

April 12, 2010


LEWISTON—Green-themed family fun is on tap for the New York Power Authority’s Earth Day celebration at its admission-free Niagara Power Vista Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highlights of the day’s program include two, hour-long presentations by Meteorologist Terry Yonker: Bird Migration at Night Along the Niagara River at 12:30.p.m and Addressing Climate Change in the Great Lakes at 2:00 p.m. Throughout the day, visitors will be treated to interactive musical performances by Mama Earth’s Kitchen Band and children’s activities organized by the Lockport YMCA’s Teen Leaders Club. More games and giveaways are also planned.

A variety of local organizations and businesses are participating in this annual event at the Niagara Power Project’s visitors center. Exhibitors will include Niagara Falls Aquarium, New York State Parks Interpretive Programs Office, Western New York Stormwater Coalition and Buffalo ReUse.

In addition to the Earth Day events, guests are invited to enjoy the Power Vista’s attractions, which include displays and interactive exhibits relating to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, as well as spectacular views from the observation deck, 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge.  Parking and admission at the Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road in Lewiston, are always free.

For additional information and details pertaining to the variety of educational presentations available to all age groups at the Power Vista throughout the year, visit NYPA on the Web at www.nypa.gov/vc/niagara.htm  or call 716-286-6661.

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 public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 80 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, www.nypa.gov.


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