Solar Array at the Hurstville Interpretive Center

Posted:10/28/2020 Jackson

The Hurstville Interpretive Center is going solar and we need your help! 

Solar energy:

- will help reduce operating costs for the Hurstville Center (by more than $6,000 annually!), thereby reducing county tax dollars used for the building
- provide a renewable energy source for the building, which meets our mission as a conservation agency
- educate visitors about solar energy and renewable energy.

Jackson County Conservation & Friends of Jackson County Conservation have teamed up to make this happen in 2021. The Conservation Board will bid out the project this winter and construction will take place Summer 2021. The estimated cost for the solar array for a 70% offset is $70,000. The Conservation Board is budgeting half of the cost for the solar array in their fiscal year 2021-22 budget. Friends has donated $10,000 to the project and has committed to raising $25,000 for the project!

Check out this video to learn more about our solar project: Journey to the Sun, a virtual solar event

- Friends of JCC is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible
- Donations in the amount of $100 can have an engraved 4"x8" brick and donations of $200 or more can have an engraved 8"x8" brick. Bricks will be laid around an information kiosk adjacent to the solar array.
- Sponsor a Solar Panel for $500 to personally help offset 25,000 pounds of CO2 emissions. Solar Panel Donors will be recognized on a donor sign on the information kiosk adjacent to the solar array. 

Donations can be sent to Friends of Jackson County Conservation, 18670 63rd Street, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 or make your donation Online

For those making a donation of $100 or more, please visit this website to personalize your brick.