Talk: Restoring a Prairie Haven with renewable power


July 1, 2016
For Immediate Release

Wings Over Alma welcomes Mike O’Connor to present:
Restoring a Prairie Haven with Renewable Power

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Alma, Wisconsin   Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center is featuring another facet of the O’Connors “˜unfarming’ restoration project in Buffalo County.  On Sunday, July 17, 2016 Mike will share how the farm (Prairie Haven) generates more electric power than it consumes.

Mike and Marcie O’Connor are in the process of returning an old dairy farm in Buffalo County back to the savanna and prairie that was there before the land was settled. As part of the “unfarming” restoration project they installed solar panels to meet their energy needs.

Mike’s presentation will describe their solar power system, how it works, why they installed it and preliminary financial results. The O’Connors heat their house and run their Tesla electric car, utility vehicles and smaller tools like chain saws with the solar power they generate. This is bound to be an informative presentation you won’t want to miss.  Be sure to bring your questions!!

Wings Over Alma will be hosting the presentation in their new location 110 North Main Street, Alma, WI.

The event begins at 1:00PM on Sunday, July 17th and there is no cost.


Leslie Wilkie
651 334-9407

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About Wings Over Alma

Wings Over Alma, Inc. is a non-profit community organization seeking to enhance and promote awareness of the Upper Mississippi River environment and raise the level of regional arts and crafts appreciation.