Horse Farm Tour on Wildlife Enhancement, 8/27/03
- Habitat for Wildlife on Horse Farms
*Tour Alayne Blickle's Horses for Clean Water Farm in Maple Valley, WA*
There are many wildlife enhancement techniques useful on horse farms that can
make life more enjoyable for you and your horses as well as provide habitat
for small, beneficial wildlife such as birds, amphibians, reptiles, squirrels,
bats and more. Join us on Wednesday, August 27th, from 6:30pm to 8pm to tour
a Maple Valley, WA working horse farm with many useful wildlife enhancement
techniques in place.
Some of the techniques we will look at include swallow boxes for insect
control, hedgerow fences, arena dust control with native hedges, trees for summer
shade and winter mud management, privacy buffers of native plants, protecting
trees from livestock, landscaping with native plants, and ways to discourage
unwanted barnyard visitors such as opossums, rodents, and starlings.
Wildlife enhancement can provide beauty, relaxation, enjoyment and
educational opportunities as well as an opportunity for horse owners to "give back"
something to wildlife. Join us on this guided educational event to learn about
the needs of wildlife and how to encourage the animals you want as well as
discourage unwanted wildlife.
Also at this event you can meet resource professionals, find out about tax
reduction programs, pick up educational materials, learn about other programs
available to livestock owners and have fun horse'n around!
To register and receive a map to this FREE event contact the King
Conservation District at 206-764-3410, ext. 125 or Roseanne.Campagna@.... You
don't have to own horses or have a farm to attend.
For questions on Horses for Clean Water:
Alayne Renee Blickle, Program Director
Horses for Clean Water
Maple Valley, WA
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