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Delmarva Power to Participate in Earth Day Celebration at Salisbury Zoo

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Visitors Can Win an Energy Efficiency Kit

SALISBURY , Md. – Approximately 5,000 people are expected to visit the Salisbury Zoo from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 to participate in the zoo’s annual Earth Day celebration. The Delmarva Power-sponsored event is designed to increase awareness about protecting the environment. “Our Earth Day celebration aligns closely with the zoo’s mission to promote an appreciation of wildlife and conservation of natural resources,” said Joel M. Hamilton, Salisbury Zoo Director.

Delmarva Power employees will distribute energy-saving information and demonstrate the energy- and money-saving benefits of using compact fluorescent light bulbs. They will also give visitors a chance to win kits that contain energy efficient products.

The event features entertainment, children’s face painting and interactive educational programs. Children will also have the opportunity to participate in a multi-question, educational, scavenger hunt which will require them to find the answers by visiting over 20 environmental exhibits. Each child’s reward will be a Delmarva Power goody bag filled with items that have an environmental theme. “It’s important to get the kids involved in an activity that helps them appreciate the meaning of Earth Day,” said Matt Likovich of Delmarva Power.

For those who want to get a running start on their day on April 18, they can participate in the 7th Annual 5K Zoo Stampede. The popular running and walking event will begin at 9 a.m. with proceeds benefiting the zoo. For more information on Earth Day and the Zoo Stampede, call 410-860-6880.

Support of Earth Day is one way in which Delmarva Power is committed to environmental stewardship. Delmarva Power also partners with various groups on several programs that benefit the environment. These programs include beach and river cleanups, wildlife habitat preservation and tree maintenance.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 121,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .