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Streams and Wetlands: Living with Livestock near Water. Take the plunge and protect your property, water quality, as well as fish and wildlife habitat.
BLACK DIAMOND, WA Thursday evening, Feb 16, 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
Black Diamond Library FREE! Includes light refreshments.
Attend the February 16 workshop to:
· Design a stream or wetland native plant restoration plan.
- Calculate the length and cost of a livestock exclusion fence to keep animals out of sensitive areas.
- Select native plants suited to stream and wetland buffers.
- Determine plant placement.
- Outline a maintenance plan.
- Learn about regulations in effect
- Find out about coast-sharing programs available.
- Meet free resource technicians available to assist you.
The King Conservation District is offering four FREE hands-on workshops on livestock management practices. Attend all four workshops, or only those that meet your needs.
Hands-on workshops on livestock management practices help you discover ways you can have less mud, better pastures, manage manure and care for streams & wetlands. Black Diamond Library. FREE!
OTHER WORKSHOP TOPICS:
Ø Mud Management: Record Rainfall / Record Mud. February 23 with Alayne Blickle as a presenter
Ø Manure Management: Got Livestock? Got Manure! March 1 with Alayne Blickle as a presenter
Ø Pasture Management: Becoming a Grass Farmer. March 8 with King County noxious weed specialist to talk about weed ID & control
Register and receive directions for all King Conservation District educational events at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
OTHER UPCOMING PUGET SOUND EVENTS...
ISSAQUAH , WA
Saturday, February 25, 9am to noon
WORKSHOP: signup@....Do you hate keeping your horse tucked away in a small confinement area all winter? Want to hear about some new ideas for managing confinement areas to keep horses healthy, mud-free and mentally stimulated? Then join us in this workshop to hear a variety of speakers who will give you ideas on ways to design a trail course, different set-ups for track paddocks and how to use slow-feeders. Keep your winter paddocks interesting for your horses—and chore efficient for you! Register and receive directions for all King Conservation District educational events at 425-282-1949 or
MOUNT VERNON, WA
Monday, February 27, 6pm – 9 pm
PRESENTATION: Managing Mud, Manure & Runoff on Horse & Livestock Properties. Join Alayne Blickle, of the award-winning program Horses for Clean Water, to learn new and exciting ways to get rid of mud, deal with drainage and manage manure. Learn how to compost horse manure, see different bin designs, find out about off-site options for dealing with stall waste and view the latest techniques for reducing stall waste in the barn. Find out about fun, chore-efficient ways to set up your horse property so it’s healthier for horses, easier to care for and more productive next summer. Registration: 360-428-4313 or Kristi@....
MAPLE VALLEY, WA
Saturday, March 3, 10am to noon
FARM TOUR: Willow Creek. This horse owner, a former endurance rider turned EAGALA practitioner, set up his property over 13 years ago after attending HCW & KCD events--he testifies it’s continued to be chore-efficient since then. See mud management in place and working even in the midst of the rainy season. View easy-to-use aerated compost bins, uniquely shaped track paddocks which promote horse movement, slow feeders that encourage a horse to eat smaller amounts for longer periods, wildlife hedgerows and more! Learn about EAGALA, a non-profit organization in which horses are used in the treatment of mental health. FREE! Register and receive directions with the King Conservation District at 425-282-1949 or signup@....
AND COMING UP AROUND THE PACFIC NORTHWEST...
SPOKANE AREA, WA
March 11 to 13
Contact the Spokane Conservation District for details on four days of Horses for Clean Water education. On Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm, join us for a workshop on land management practices for horse and livestock owners. Learn ways to make your facilities chore-efficient with less mud and manure while protecting the environment. Topics to be covered include composting and manure management options, rotational grazing and pasture management, mud and drainage ideas, paddock design and management, chemical use reduction and more. Monday and Tuesday are available for free on-farm site visits with landowners to help with mud, manure and pasture management assessment. Please contact the Spokane Conservation District for details and locations at 509-535-7274, walt-edelen@..., or www.sccd.org.
Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm
Fiesta Guadalajara Restaurant, 704 E. Fairview Avenue, Meridian
Join Southwest Idaho Trail and Distance Riders and Alayne Blickle, creator of the award-winning Horses for Clean Water, to learn about Composting & Manure Management Options. Did you know a horse produces 50 pounds of manure per day? Or that there are many useful alternatives to stockpiling stall waste? Learn about composting as well as other exciting options for making your horse property chore efficient, easier to care for, healthier for horses, have fewer bugs and more productive during next summer’s growing season. For more info: www.horsesforcleanwater.com.
Saturday, March 17, 10am to 3pm
WORKSHOP: Get Rid of Mud, Manure & Weeds! Keeping Horses & Livestock on Small Acreage.
Join Alayne Blickle, creator of the award-winning program Horses for Clean Water, to find out new and exciting ways to make your horse property chore efficient, easier to care for this coming winter, healthier for horses with fewer bugs and more productive during next summer’s growing season. Hear six tips for managing mud. Learn how to compost horse manure, see different bin designs, find out about off-site options for dealing with stall waste and view the latest techniques for reducing stall waste in the barn. Learn basic techniques for good pasture management including how grasses grow, creating a winter paddock, spreading compost, rotational grazing, managing small grazing areas, weed control, fencing options and small farm equipment. From French drains and footing options to sugars in pasture grasses—find out how to manage horses and the land so it’s a win-win for you, your horses, your neighbors and the environment! Contact Asotin County Conservation District at 509-758-8012 or sandyaccd@....
GRANTS PASS, OR
Saturday, April 14, 10am to 3pm
WORKSHOP: Pasture and Sacrifice Area Management for Horse Properties: Master Mud, Weeds, Chore-efficiency and Horse Health! Join Alayne Blickle, creator of the award-winning program Horses for Clean Water, to find out new and exciting ways to set up horse paddocks and manage pastures. See innovations in confinement area horse keeping such as track paddocks and slow feeders. Learn good pasture management techniques including how grasses grow, spreading compost, rotational grazing, weed control, fencing options and small farm equipment. Learn how to weave pasture management and horse health together including what constitutes a “lush” pasture and how to manage horses and grazing so a horse doesn’t become fat. From French drains and footing options to sugars in pasture grass to track paddocks – you, too, can make your horse property chore efficient, mud-free, more productive this summer, healthier for your horses and better for the environment! Contact the Josephine Soil and Water Conservation District at 541-474-6840 or joswcd@....
Tuesday, April 17, 7-8:30 pm
Idaho Botanical Garden
PRESENTATION: Horse Pasture Management, Growing Great Grass! Learn basic techniques for good pasture management including how grasses grow, creating a sacrifice area, spreading compost, rotational grazing, weed control, fencing options and small farm equipment. We will also discuss what constitutes a “lush” pasture, sugars in pastures and how this weaves into horse health. Learn how to manage horses and grazing so horses are healthier and pastures more productive! Contact the IBG at 208-343-8649 or www.idahobotanicalgarden.org
Alayne Renee Blickle
Creator & Program Director
Horses for Clean Water
7235 Southside Blvd.
Nampa, Idaho 83686