For Immediate Release: 04/27/17
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES FREE WILDFLOWER SEEDS AT EIGHT SERVICE AREAS TO PROMOTE THE 47th ANNUAL EARTH WEEK
Complimentary Seed Packets Available at Designated Thruway Service Areas from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Thruway Authority today announced it will be offering complimentary wildflower seed packets to travelers along the Thruway in an effort to promote the 47th Annual Earth Week taking place this year. In addition, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Conservationist Magazine will be available.
“Our ongoing effort to encourage sustainability not just on Earth Day, but every day, is something in which everyone at the Thruway Authority takes great pride,” said Acting Executive Director Bill Finch. “The Thruway plays a critical role in motorists reaching some of New York’s most beautiful destinations, and we’re honored to continue our part in helping preserve and beautify the environment for future generations.”
The seed packets will be available at eight of the Thruway’s service areas from approximately 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last, on Thursday April 27, 2017. The service area locations are:
Between exits 15A (Suffern Rt. 17N) and 16 (Woodbury Toll Barrier)
Between exits 18 (New Paltz) and 17 (Newburgh I-84)
I-87 northbound and southbound
Between exits 21B (Coxsackie) and 21A (Berkshire Section/to Mass Pike)
Between exits 26 (Schenectady West) and 27 (Amsterdam)
Between exits 34 (Canastota) and 34A (Syracuse I-481)
Between exits 41 (Waterloo) and 40 (Weedsport)
Between exits 47 (Leroy) and 46 (Rochester)
I-90 eastbound and westbound
Between exits 57A (Eden-Angola) and 58 (Silver Creek)
During Earth Week, Thruway patrons can expect to see maintenance crews undertaking a variety of activities along the roadside including: wildflower and pollinator plantings, cleaning of permanent stormwater controls, planting of living snow fences, installations of bird boxes, debris removal, and much more. For more information on the Thruway Authority’s environmental stewardship, visit our website at www.thruway.ny.gov/oursystem/environmental.
For more information on Earth Week events across New York, please visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/8804.html
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