Stimulus money allows lodge to go green

Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2009

KODIAK - A bear-viewing lodge will be going green thanks to federal stimulus funds.

The lodge is owned by Koniaq Inc. at Camp Island on Karluk Lake. The corporation has received nearly $52,000 to buy solar panels and housing for a new 21-kilowatt diesel-powered generator.

Officials say this will help the lodge get closer to its goal of using 100 percent solar and wind energy.

The lodge is on a six-acre parcel within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, about 10 miles southwest of Larsen Bay.

It can currently accommodate 12 guests. However, it would like to expand to 48 guests in five to 10 years.

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