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[NEXT TUES] Join HCW in Skagit County for Mud & Runoff Management!

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  • Alayne Blickle
    Join Horses for Clean Water in Skagit County for help with springing out of winter! MOUNT VERNON, WA Tuesdays, April 6, 20 & May 4 - 6 to 9pm WORKSHOPS:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3 12:11 AM
      Join Horses for Clean Water in Skagit County for help with springing
      out of winter!


      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!
      Padilla Bay Research Center, Mount Vernon, WA. For information &
      registration: Skagit Conservation District at kristi@... or
      360-428-4313.

      TOPICS:

      � Mud, Runoff, Paddocks and Horse Health: Finding a Better Way to
      Manage Horses. April 6
      � Black Gold: Great Ideas for Managing Manure. April 20
      � Managing Small Acreage Pastures and Horse Health. May 4


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      Other upcoming GREEN horse keeping events:

      ISSAQUAH, WA

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

      CLASS: 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. FREE! Register and receive
      directions: King Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...


      MAPLE VALLEY, WA

      Sunday, April 18, 1 to 3pm

      WORKSHOP: Horses, Dewormers, Dogs & Manure What happens when a dog
      ingests manure from a recently dewormed horse? It depends, but if the
      dewormer was ivermectin and you have a herding dog 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
      Maple Valley farm of Alayne Blickle 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 discuss 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 instruction and testing kits to
      so you can test your dog to see if they carry the mutant gene that
      makes them particularly sensitive to ivermectin (and other drugs.)
      Test kits supplied and sample collection demonstrated. Mail-in test
      fee to WSU is $70/test. Workshop is FREE! Register, receive directions
      or for questions: 425-432-6116 or Alayne@...

      FALL CITY, WA

      Saturday, April 24, 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: King
      Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...


      CARNATION, WA

      Saturday, May 22nd, 10 am to noon

      Full Circle Farm, a Sustainable Organic Produce Business Full Circle
      Farm�s organic and sustainably produced vegetables can be found at
      your favorite Seattle restaurants, farmer's markets and specialty
      grocers. Learn about what makes this farm sustainable, about how they
      work to reduce chemical use and about their commitment to responsible
      stewardship of the land and community. Hear how Full Circle Farm
      began in the picturesque Snoqualmie Valley with just a few acres and
      has now expanded to 300 acres cultivating over 150 varieties of
      specialty fruits, vegetables, and herbs. They continue to explore
      unique avenues in providing good food a healthy future for people,
      wildlife and the environment. Tour the operation from seeding to
      growing to packing. Learn about creek and riparian buffer restoration
      projects, a composting system that allows for neighboring horse owners
      to drop-off stall waste, and tour the beautiful growing fields.
      BONUS: After the tour you are invited to stay for a wagon ride through
      the farm. FREE! Register & receive directions: King Conservation
      District at 425-282-1949 or signup@...



      AUBURN, WA

      Wednesday, June 9th, 7 to 9 pm

      BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Paddock Paradise Join us on a farm tour
      adventure to look at a new, creative approach to managing sacrifice
      areas. Modeled after author Jaime Jackson�s approach to managing
      paddocks in his book, Paddock Paradise: A Guide to Natural Horse
      Boarding, this farm has designed uniquely shaped, large, grassy tracks
      that are used as �natural� sacrifice area which encourages the horse
      to move. See this innovative design firsthand and join in on a
      discussion on the pros and cons of this technique. BONUS: Horse
      farming really begins from the soils up -- learn from a soil scientist
      about soils and how they affect your horse keeping decisions. FREE!
      Register & receive directions: King Conservation District at
      425-282-1949 or signup@...


      New events added regularly at www.HorsesforCleanWater.com!



      Alayne Renee Blickle

      Program Director

      Horses for Clean Water

      www.horsesforcleanwater.com

      alayne@...

      425-432-6116

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