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New York State Safe Boating Course Scheduled for NYPA Visitors Center July 11

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309

steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

June 25, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—A New York State Safe Boating Certification course will be held Sat., July 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center.  

Dennis Downs, a certified instructor with the Northeastern New York Safety & Health Council, Inc., will conduct the free eight-hour course.

To receive the Safe Boating Certificate, participants must complete the classroom session and pass the final exam with a grade of 75 percent or more, and must be at least 18 years old.  New York State charges a $10 administrative fee to obtain the certificate.

Coffee and tea will be served, but those attending should bring lunch. Please contact Steve Ramsey, community relations manager at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa facility, at 800-724-0309, before July 4, to reserve your place. 

The admission-free visitors center, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is located 17 miles south of Middleburgh at 1378 State Route 30, North Blenheim, NY 12131.     

 

About NYPA:

■    NYPA 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 the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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