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Power Authority to Sponsor Northern Adirondack Regional Envirothon

Contact:
Jill Chamberlain
315-764-0226, ext. 300
jill.chamberlain@nypa.gov

May 4, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PAUL SMITHS—High school students from across the North Country will participate in the Northern Adirondack Regional Envirothon on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at Paul Smith’s College.

As in previous years, the New York Power Authority is sponsoring the competition, which tests students’ knowledge in five areas: soil, aquatics, forestry, wildlife and alternative/renewable energy. Educators around the state have praised the Envirothon for raising young people’s awareness of environmental issues.

“The Power Authority is pleased to sponsor this educational event again this year,” said Rick Turner, NYPA’s regional manager, Northern New York. “It is very important that we promote environmental awareness among today’s students.”

Students from St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex counties will compete for the honor of representing the area at the state competition on May 23 and 24 at the State University of New York College at Cobleskill. The winning team from New York State will compete in the 20th annual Canon Envirothon Championship, July 29 through Aug. 4 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.

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