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  • Alayne Blickle
    Join Horses for Clean Water this fall at one of the following events. Learn about great ways to set up & manage horse properties that will be good for you,
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      Join Horses for Clean Water this fall at one of the following events. Learn
      about great ways to set up & manage horse properties that will be good for
      you, your horses AND the environment. Time to get your place ready for
      fall -- there's something for everyone here!


      HORSES FOR CLEAN WATER'S FALL 2009 EDUCATIONAL EVENTS



      IN SEPTEMBER:



      ARLINGTON, WA
      Saturday, September 26th

      FARM TOUR & BBQ LUNCH: Shop for Horse Property or Improve an Existing
      Property The historical, old barn on this former dairy in past lives hosted
      cows, sheep and chickens. Now it’s home to beef cattle, two horses and a
      donkey. Alayne Blickle, Horses for Clean Water, will highlight what to look
      for if you’re buying a new farm, especially if you want to bring home
      horses. The Bryant family has put a lot of time, money and thought into
      revamping this farm so that it will be chore-efficient and clean for their
      animals. It always pays to do your homework first, saving time and money
      down the road! Join us for lunch ($5 payable at the door) for an informal
      barbeque lunch (includes non-meat options) and a presentation by Alayne on
      Tips for Preparing Your Farm for Fall/Winter. Grandview area, north of
      Arlington, WA. Saturday, September 26th, choice of 2 tours: 10 am – noon or
      1 – 3 pm. Tours are free, lunch is $5 (vegetarian options available.) Please
      let us know when you register if you will be joining us for lunch. To
      register and receive directions: workshops@... or call Pam at
      425-335-5634, ext 123.



      MAPLE VALLEY, WA
      Tuesday, September 15th

      CLINIC: Natural Ways to Manage Horses & Horse Properties Barb Apple &
      Alayne Blickle team up to bring you hands-on help & information towards a
      holistic approach to managing your horse and horse property. Build
      confidence with your horse and strengthen your horsemanship by understanding
      horse behavior with the Northwest’s own Natural Horsemanship Clinician, Barb
      Apple. The morning session will be groundwork with your horse to help you
      understand your horse and build your partnership together. For the
      afternoon, join Alayne Blickle to tour her eco-friendly farm. Get tips and
      ideas on ways to set up and manage horse properties that are good for you,
      your horses and the environment. Learn about mud-free paddocks, composting
      horse manure, pasture management with less chemicals – and more GREEN
      horsekeeping! Horse & rider participants, $150, limited to 10 participants.
      Auditors, $50. For more on Barb: www.BarbApple.com. More on Alayne:
      www.HorsesforCleanWater.com For more clinic pricing, stalling, registration
      details, guest horses or overnight accommodations contact
      Alayne@... or 425-432-6116. Tuesday, September 15,
      9am – 5pm



      REDMOND, WA
      Wednesday, September 23rd

      CLASS: Budget-Wise Ways to Prepare for Winter Highlighting cost-cutting
      methods, Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water will lead you through a
      checklist on how to winterize your horse property to beat mud & become
      chore-efficient. Get budget-saving tips and low-cost techniques for reducing
      mud, choosing footings for paddocks, getting gutters and downspouts in
      working order, eliminating pesky rodents, keeping water supplies from
      freezing -- and more! Get a jump on winter and learn how to make the coming
      rainy season easier to live with and cost-effective! Redmond Regional
      Library, Redmond, WA. Wednesday, September 23rd, 7-9pm FREE! Register &
      receive directions: King Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or
      signup@...





      IN OCTOBER:



      ISSAQUAH, WA
      Friday, October 2nd

      Q&A TABLE: Horses for Clean Water at the Issaquah Grange Do you have
      questions on how to manage your horse or livestock property? Are you
      worried about facing another mucky Western Washington winter with your
      horses? Have questions on how to manage fall pastures? Then stop by The
      Grange in Issaquah, WA, 145 NE Gilman Blvd, on Friday October 2nd, between
      11 am and 4 pm. Visit with Alayne Blickle at the Horses for Clean Water
      info table to get your questions answered, pick up free handouts and learn
      about free upcoming educational events. Thanks to the King Conservation
      District and the Washington Department of Ecology, Alayne is available to
      work with horse and livestock owners residing in the Issaquah Creek
      Watershed on with mud, manure, pasture and related natural resource issue
      questions.



      AUBURN, WA
      Wednesday, October 7th

      CLASS: Budget-Wise Ways to Prepare for Winter Highlighting cost-cutting
      methods, Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water will lead you through a
      checklist on how to winterize your horse property to beat mud & become
      chore-efficient. Get budget-saving tips and low-cost techniques for reducing
      mud, choosing footings for paddocks, getting gutters and downspouts in
      working order, eliminating pesky rodents, keeping water supplies from
      freezing -- and more! Get a jump on winter and learn how to make the coming
      rainy season easier to live with and cost-effective! White River Museum,
      Auburn, WA. Wednesday, October 7th, 7-9pm, FREE! Register & receive
      directions: King Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...



      ISSAQUAH, WA
      Thursdays, Oct 22 to Nov 12

      WORKSHOPS for Horse & Small Farm Owners Hands-on workshops on livestock
      management practices. See a variety of options & work with technicians to
      discover ways you can have less mud, better pastures, manage manure and care
      for streams & wetlands. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah, WA. Thursday
      evenings, Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 & 12; 6:30-9pm, FREE! To register and receive
      directions contact the King Conservation District at 425-282-1904, or
      paul.borne@....

      TOPICS:

      Ø Streams and Wetlands: Living with Livestock near Water. October 22

      Ø Mud Management: Record Rainfall / Record Mud. October 29 with Alayne
      Blickle as a guest speaker

      Ø Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure! November 5 with
      Alayne Blickle as a guest speaker

      Ø Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer. November 12





      IN NOVEMBER:



      ENUMCLAW, WA
      Saturday, November 14th

      FARM TOUR: Get Your Horse Property Ready for Winter! Race horses, saddle
      horses and alpacas. Join us to tour this premier farm that has worked hard
      to be harmonious with the land and native animals while still doing the best
      for their domesticated animals. This beautiful 10-acre farm features many
      chore-efficient practices including gravel turnouts with shelters, an arena
      sized for trail courses, a round pen, an ecology block compost bin,
      easy-care Nelsen automatic waterers to conserve water and save on time, and
      conveyor belting & rubber stall mats which help with mud and stall cleaning.
      The back of the property features a wildlife enhancement area for deer, elk
      and smaller animals. A riding path extends around the perimeter of the
      property. BONUS: Building horse property? The owners want to share how
      having a KCD farm plan helped them with permitting, allowing them to get
      cost-sharing and reduced creek buffers. Enumclaw, WA. Saturday, November
      14th, 10 to noon, FREE! Register & receive directions: King Conservation
      District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...



      Alayne Renee Blickle
      Program Director
      Horses for Clean Water
      www.horsesforcleanwater.com
      alayne@...
      425-432-6116




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