NYPA Visitor Center Hosts 25th Annual Wildlife Festival September 25

Steve Ramsey

September 13, 2010


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority will host its 25th annual Wildlife Festival on the grounds of the Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center, Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature an Energy Expo with local vendors providing tips on how to use energy more efficiently at home and on the road. Both the Wildlife Festival and the Energy Expo are admission-free.

The Wildlife Festival will feature a variety of live animal exhibits, which will include wolves, llamas, alpacas, horses, reptiles and birds of prey. Entertainment will include Irish dancers, wagon rides, a magic show, a rock band and arts and crafts. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, homemade pies, cakes and ice cream will be available for purchase.

At the Energy Expo, visitors can learn how to reduce energy use from professionals and vendors specializing in energy-efficiency solutions. Information on low-cost financing to install energy-saving products in homes and businesses will be available.

Attendees can also enjoy the wide array of hands-on exhibits at the admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center that present information on themes such as the basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s largest pump-storage electric power project.

Visitors can also see the historic Lansing Manor, an early country estate built in 1819, located next door to the visitors center. Lansing Manor is also admission-free.

The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center is located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30 and 50 miles southwest of Albany.


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. ■ Approximately 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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