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Photo and caption: Common Tern Nesting Improvements Recognized by National Hydropower Association

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Common Tern Nesting Improvements by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) at two breakwater locations at Buffalo Harbor were recognized on April 26 by the National Hydropower Association, which presented NYPA with its 2010 Outstanding Stewards of America’s Waters Award, at the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.  The improvements, occurring in the spring of 2009, led to 550 new nests and the hatching and maturation of more than 1,000 young birds, or fledgling chicks. NYPA undertook the improvements in support of the New York State-listed threatened bird species as part of a licensing commitment for the Niagara Power Project, for eight Habitat Improvement Projects on the Niagara River.

(See photo of award recipients)

Photo Credit: Dr. Lee Harper

Contact: Michael Saltzman, (914) 390-8181

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