W.J. McCabe Chapter

On the Cutting Edge Again - October Meeting

Brett Amundson, Operations Director at Hartley Nature Center, and Bret Pence, Project Specialist at Ecolibrium3, will present a program titled, "On the Cutting Edge Again - Hartley Nature Center's New Solar Storage System." Their presentation will be 7 pm on Wednesday, October 5th, at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth.

We are seeing more solar panels on homes and businesses in the Northland as people are investing in renewable energy.  One of the challenges with solar is that the sun does not always shine here. The Hartley Nature Center recently completed an upgrade of their aging solar panels that includes a solar energy storage system. They will now be able to make electrical energy on the sunny days and store it for use on cloudy days, or when the power grid is shut down by windstorms or other interruptions. Adding energy storage greatly increases the flexibility and value of solar energy. It is the next big step toward a sustainable energy future. Come and learn about this innovative solar energy system that is a  model for those in the Northland who are considering solar energy.

All of our programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rich Staffon at 218-879-3186.


Here's the spring issue from the Minnesota State Izaak Walton League.

Conservation Currents

The W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is a grassroots environmental organization that has worked for decades to protect the natural resources of Duluth and greater Minnesota. We take a common-sense approach towards protecting our country's natural heritage and work to improve outdoor recreation opportunities for all.