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  • Alayne Blickle
    Take advantage of these FREE educational opportunities this month! Learn about hoof care, find out about low-sugar pastures, brush up on parasite control,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2010
      Take advantage of these FREE educational opportunities this month! Learn
      about hoof care, find out about low-sugar pastures, brush up on parasite
      control, discover how to care for your septic system...



      ISSAQUAH, WA

      Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 – 9pm

      Tips for Healthy Hooves. The quality of your horse’s hooves are a reflection
      of his genetics and the care you provide him. While you may not be able to
      change his genetics, there are strategies available to maximize your horse's
      potential. Join Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and equine
      veterinarian (and former farrier) Hank Greenwald to explore a variety of
      actions you can take to improve the health of your horse’s hooves. The
      Grange Supply, Issaquah, WA. Register & receive directions with the KCD at
      425-282-1949 or signup@...



      ENUMCLAW, WA

      Thursdays, March 11, 6:30-9pm

      PASTURE WORKSHOP for Horse & Small Farm Owners Hands-on workshops on
      livestock management practices. See a variety of options & work with
      technicians to discover how you can have less mud, better pastures, manage
      manure and care for streams & wetlands. Enumclaw Middle School, Enumclaw,
      WA. Register and receive directions contact the KCD at 425-282-1904, or
      paul.borne@...



      CARNATION, WA

      Saturday, March 27th, 10 am to noon

      FARM TOUR: Cadbury Farm and Low-Sugar Pastures Tour a 15-acre high-end
      dressage facility on Tolt Hill in Carnation. These owners have worked hard
      to maintain the heath of the natural features as well as the health the
      horses. Chore efficiency is central to the management of this facility --
      ecology block compost bin and mud-free paddocks are highlights. One way of
      solving high-sugar pastures is to plant a grass blend that is genetically
      engineered to support the health of metabolically compromised horses. Join
      us for a healthy discussion of pasture management, horse health and
      management and meet a representative from Grassland Oregon, the seed company
      that developed this farm’s low-sugar pasture seed mixture. Register &
      receive directions, KCD at 425-282-1949 or signup@...



      ISSAQUAH, WA

      Wednesday, March 31, 6:30 – 9pm

      Holistic Approach to Manure Management Learn the latest on manure
      management and horse heath. Equine veterinarian Dr. Hank Greenwald will
      discuss parasite control, resistance to dewormers, use/overuse of dewormers
      and techniques to target parasite control. Horses for Clean Water’s Alayne
      Blickle will cover how to compost horse manure, off-site options for dealing
      with stall waste & the latest techniques for reducing stall waste. The
      Grange Supply, Issaquah, WA. Register & receive directions with the KCD at
      425-282-1949 or signup@...



      COMING IN APRIL:



      ISSAQUAH, WA

      Wednesday, April 14th, 6:30 to 9 pm

      Green Horsekeeping -- Natural Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds
      Reduce chemical use while making it healthier for your horses, you and
      wildlife. Learn about “natural” insect and odor control, mud reduction,
      water conservation tips and pervious surfaces including dust barriers,
      visual screens, odor control, low-cost/low care landscaping, water
      conservation, outdoor washracks – and more! The Grange Supply, Issaquah, WA.
      Register & receive directions with the KCD at 425-282-1949 or
      signup@...




      ISSAQUAH, WA

      WORKSHOPS on Septic Care & Household Chemical Reduction Join WSU Extension’
      s Teri King for dynamic, information-packed workshops on septic care, how
      landscaping can hide your septic components and ways to reduce harmful
      chemicals in your home. Each course includes interactive components.
      CAUTION! These fun-filled events fill up quickly so sign up early! Register
      and receive directions with King Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or
      signup@....

      TOPICS & DATES:

      Ø Septic Sense: Care and Feeding of Your Septic System. Saturday,
      March 13, 9am to noon -- bring a small sample of your favorite toilet tissue
      to class.

      Ø Landscaping Your Septic System. Thursday, April 1, 6:30-9pm – the
      right plants and whimsical affects can make your septic system disappear!

      Ø Clean & Simple: Make Your Own Household Cleaning Products.
      Wednesday, April 28, 6:30-9pm -- kid-friendly, one kit per household.
      Daycare centers and cleaning companies encouraged!



      MAPLE VALLEY, WA

      Sunday, April 18, 1 to 3pm

      WORKSHOP: Horses, Dewormers, Dogs & Manure What happens when a dog ingests
      horse manure from a horse recently dewormed? It depends, but if it was
      Ivermectrin and the dog is sensitive to that product, you might find
      yourself in a condition red-alert making a speedy trip to the emergency
      clinic! Attend this outdoor event at the farm of Alayne Blickle, Horses for
      Clean Water, to learn the latest on deworming horses, concerns/updates for
      dog owners on potential sensitivities to horse dewormers and how to properly
      handle manure after your horse has been dewormed.



      Equine veterinarian Dr. Steve Latimer will talk about the latest info on
      equine deworming protocols. Small animal veterinarian Dr. Melanie Caviness
      will speak on the canine aspect of the issue -- what happens when dogs are
      exposed to horse dewormers? What are the symptoms and what can be done?
      Alayne Blickle will cover composting and information on manure management.
      We will provide testing kits (free from WSU) as well as instruction on how
      to test your dog to see if it carries the mutant gene making them
      particularly sensitive to Ivermectrin (and other drugs.) Register & receive
      directions: 425-432-6116 or Alayne@...



      FALL CITY, WA

      Saturday, April 24th, 10 am to noon

      The Baxter Barn: Budding Eco-Tourism Business These farm owners purchased
      the overgrown, bramble-covered historic Baxter property in 2007. Their
      journey has taken them on to collect history, partner with agencies and
      neighbors, restore the farm site, recycle plants, wood and found objects,
      and protect water quality and natural resources. See and pet farm animals.
      Register & receive directions with the KCD at 425-282-1949 or
      signup@...



      MOUNT VERNON, WA

      Tuesdays, April 6, 20 & May 4, 6 to 9pm

      WORKSHOPS: Healthy Horses, Healthy Watershed Spend the evening with Alayne
      Blickle of Horses for Clean Water and SCD staff to have a fun and engaging
      time learning ways to manage your horse or livestock property. Reduce mud,
      manage manure and improve pastures. FREE! For information & registration:
      Skagit Conservation District at kristi@... or 360-428-4313.

      TOPICS:

      Ø Mud, Runoff, Paddocks and Horse Health: Finding a Better Way to
      Manage Horses. April 6

      Ø Black Gold: Great Ideas for Managing Manure. April 20

      Ø Managing Small Acreage Pastures and Horse Health. May 4







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




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