NYPA Press Release

New York Power Authority Hosts “Earth Rocks” Event at the Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center on April 20

For Immediate Release: 04/15/24

Contact: Tara Rehberg | Tara.Rehberg@nypa.gov | (800) 724-0309



New York Power Authority Hosts “Earth Rocks” Event at the

Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center on April 20


NORTH BLENHEIM—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host its “Earth Rocks” event, a free community celebration of Earth Day comprised of family-friendly activities at the visitors center for the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project on Saturday, April 20, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Activities and offerings include free pollinator seeds and tree saplings, arts and crafts, interactive fossil games, a plant-filled biodome, and a nature-based scavenger hunt with prizes. Additionally, Schoharie County Eagle Trail Ambassador Bill Combs will hold nature and wildlife information sessions.


The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center is housed in a restored 19th-century dairy barn and is part of the Lansing Manor complex. The center features a wide range of interactive exhibits on such subjects as: the basics of electricity, uses of electricity, and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project. The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center is open daily for tours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.


The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh five miles north of Grand Gorge, and about one hour from Albany.


Admission to the visitors center and Lansing Manor is always free. School groups and community organizations are welcome. For further information and a complete calendar of events, please call 1-800-724-0309 or visit www.nypa.gov.




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