Earth Day and Arbor Day to be celebrated at NYPA


North Blenheim — The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will mark Earth Day and Arbor Day this year with a variety of activities at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project visitors center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27.
On Saturday, enjoy free screenings of episodes of “Planet Earth” (2007) at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
On Sunday, join Mine Kill State Park staff for a guided tree identification walk at 1 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., create your own natural Earth Day tie-dyed tote bag or take part in a special self-guided nature walk to earn a prize.
On both days, you can make your own personalized Earth Day magnet or picture frame and learn how to start your own flower garden. Free saplings will be given to visitors as well.
There will also be an information table, where you can stop by and learn about local invasive species.
In addition to participating in the weekend’s activities, enjoy the wide array of hands-on displays and energy exhibits at the admission-free visitors center, which presents information on the basics of electricity, uses of electricity and the operation of NYPA’s Blenheim-Gilboa power plant.
All activities, admission and parking are free.
The Visitors Center is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.