McKinleyville Vs. Arcata Green Race Heats Up

Mike Dronkers / Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 @ 10:32 a.m. /

According to the Mad River Union, the McKinleyville Services District is seriously considering a solar array that may save that community millions of dollars over the next 25 years. 

...the district could save from $3.8 million to $5.2 million over 25 years depending on how the project is financed. The solar panel installation would cost about $2.2 million and take up one and a half acres at the sewer plant, located at Hiller Park on the west side of McKinleyville.

In addition to that proposal, Jack Durham of the Mad River Union told KHUM that McKinleyville's green initiatives also include a new Coho nursery, yet another multi-use trail, and a community-managed organic pasture. 

Listen below.

Jack Durham