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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Tours of the dam open to the public

  • Not everyone has had a chance to walk across the Wallenpaupack Dam, and a trip to the power plant is a rare treat, too.
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  •  Not everyone has had a chance to walk across the Wallenpaupack Dam, and a trip to the power plant is a rare treat, too.
    As part of Wally Lake Fest, tours of the dam and power plant will be given on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
    During your free tour, you will learn about the history surrounding the construction of PPL’s renewable energy plant and discover how electricity is created with the power of water.
    Representatives of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be on site to answer questions about boating and fishing on the lake. They’ll also provide fly rod casting demonstrations.
    For your safety, please wear closed-toe shoes. Tours will run continuously during the day and be conducted rain or shine.
    Visitors will be greeted by a PPL escort and guided out onto the dam in groups. For those who wish to tour the power plant in Kimbles, bus transportation will be provided, leaving from the PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center.
    Please note: The tours are not accessible to the handicapped. However, the learning center is open and accessible to all.
    Visit wallylakefest.com for more information on the many activities scheduled for Wally Lake Fest weekend.
    For directions to this event, please visit www.pplpreserves.com, select Lake Wallenpaupack, then click Contacts and Directions.
    The Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center is part of PPL’s Wallenpaupack hydroelectric project, built in 1926 near Hawley.
    The learning center is off Route 6 just east of the intersection of Routes 590 and 6 and next to Wallenpaupack Area High School.
    The hydroelectric plant provides clean, renewable energy in times of high electricity demand.
    The learning center offers programs and workshops to teachers, students and the public on the environment, conservation and the lake.
    At our environmental preserves, PPL works to protect the land, care for endangered species and habitats, and provide public recreational facilities for people to learn about and enjoy nature’s beauty.
    For more information about PPL's environmental preserves, visit www.pplpreserves.com.
    To view PPL Preserves' calendar of events, please visit www.pplpreserves.com and select Events at the bottom of the page.
    Page 2 of 2 - PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector.
    The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States and sells energy in key U.S. markets.
    More information is available at www.pplweb.com.

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