March 22, 2007 |

Four Lakes residences enters 22nd year as solar energy powerhouse

By CARA LORELLO

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Staff Reporter

Bill Wynd is what most would call environmentally conscious, and a visit to his 50-acre residence near Four Lakes, a few miles south of the busy lanes of Interstate 90, indicates that this is quite true.

Much of his home's acreage is rehabilitation property protected under a federal conservation reserve program (CRP), in which landowners raise and maintain a certain number of plant and wildlife species on designated parcels rented from the government for up to 10 years at a time.

The vegetation is a motley group of native and non-native plants and trees, su...

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