NYPA News Release

Winter Wildlife Program at Power Authority Visitors Center

For Immediate Release:  3/6/2018

Contact: Samantha Van Ness | samantha.vanness@nypa.gov | (800) 724-0309


NORTH BLENHEIM—Wildlife Wonders with Ranger Raid comes to the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped-Storage Power Project visitors center on March 10, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., as part of NYPA’s Winter Wildlife program.

The admission-free events will explore various species in New York State and their behaviors, appearances, habitats, tracks, calls and other aspects. It will be a hands-on learning experience with gorgeous full body taxidermy displays of coyotes, bobcats, white-tail deer, owls and more.


Pelts, bones, skulls, feathers and other items will also be on display for participants to touch and inspect. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife from your area. Mine Kill State Park will also be present with fun wildlife games, activities, and arts and crafts.


There will be two opportunities to view the program at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the visitors center theater, so arrive early as seating is limited. Please call the visitors center at 1-800-724-0309 or Mine Kill State Park office at (518) 827-8690 or visit nypa.gov for more information.


Visitors can also enjoy a wide array of hands-on displays and energy exhibits at the visitors center, which presents information on the basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of New York’s largest pump-storage hydroelectric power project.


The B-G visitors center is about an hour from Albany, two hours from Binghamton, and less than two hours from Poughkeepsie. For more information and a map showing how to get to B-G visit: www.nypa.gov/communities/visitors-centers/blenheim-gilboa-visitors-center or call the visitors center at 1-800-724-0309.


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