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New York Power Authority Plans Earth Day Celebration at the Power Vista May 6  

Contact:
Cathleen Blood
716-286-6652
cathy.blood@nypa.gov

April 28, 2006 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON―On Saturday, May 6, from 10 am to 4 pm, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) celebrates Earth Day at the Power Vista, the Visitors Center at the Niagara Power Project. A day of free, fun-filled, family activities along with a variety of useful and informative environmental displays and exhibits will highlight the occasion.

Earth Day festivities will feature demonstrations by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden Society, Modern Environmental Group, Inc., the Environmental Leadership Institute, Niagara County Community College, the Aquarium of Niagara, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation and many more.

The first five hundred families will receive a free blue spruce sapling.  Musical entertainment will be provided by local artist, Susan Rozler, with performances scheduled at 11 am, noon, 1 pm and 2 pm. 

Park your car at the Power Vista and enjoy a complimentary ride along the scenic Niagara River Gorge to the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center.   Courtesy of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, a trolley will run between the Power Vista and the Gorge Discovery Center throughout the day.

In addition to the Earth Day activities, the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at NYPAís Niagara Project, features technical and historical displays on the Niagara region, inter-active exhibits on electricity and so much more. 

For more information on the Power Vista and the Earth Day celebration, please call 716-286-6661.  If you have any questions regarding the Gorge Discovery Center, please call 716-278-1070. 

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 nationís 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. 

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