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New York State Safe Boater Certification Course Scheduled for Power Authority Visitors Center

Contact:
Steve Ramsey
1-800-724-0309
steve.ramsey@nypa.gov

April 14, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—A New York State safe boater certification course will be held on Saturday, May 17 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 and 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. They must be at least 18 years old and submit $10 to the state to obtain the certificate.

Coffee and tea will be served, but those attending should bring their lunch.

Reservations are required because of limited space. Please contact Steve Ramsey, community relations manager at NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa facility, at 1-800-724-0309 by May 7.

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 on Route 30.

 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.

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