Please join us in learning how to plan and implement practical, efficient and cost-effective strategies for managing horses and equestrian facilities for both horse health and environmental integrity. Topics include site design, manure management and composting, erosion control, confinement area innovations, mud management, insect and weed control, drainage, integrated habitat restoration, fencing, arenas, and more!
Main Speaker and presenter: Alayne Blickle, a life-long equestrian, is the creator and director of Horses for Clean Water, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed environmental education program for horse owners since 1990. Known for her enthusiastic, down-to-earth approach, Alayne is in high demand both near and far from her eco-sensitive home and guest ranch in Nampa, Idaho. http://www.horsesforcleanwater.com/
Guest Speaker: Sonoma Resource Conservation District
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd, 2019, 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Who should attend: Anyone involved with or interested in horses and the equine industry.
Why this workshop will interest you: Horses, whether stabled indoors or out, have a profound impact on land, habitat, and water resources. How well we mitigate the impact of our horse’s activities, waste, and land use determines their health, our health, and the health of our environment, even miles away. Because of this, regional water quality control boards have already begun implementing mandatory best-practices for Confined Animal Facilities (CAFs) in California, particularly pertaining to seepage and runoff of urine, manure and feed into groundwater, seasonal creeks, ponds, riparian areas, and waterways. Improve the way horses are managed on your site and comply with new regulations, too!
Saturday: 9:00 ~ 12:00 Indoor Workshop
12:00 ~ 1:00 Lunch. Snacks, refreshments, and a lite vegetarian lunch provided.
1:00 ~ 4:00 Outdoor Workshop and Farm Walk
Sunday: Sign up for an on-site consultation with Alayne at your horse facility (home or business). *Please note: this does not automatically enroll you in Saturday's course. You may, however, receive a consultation without attending on Saturday, although we strongly advise it for those not familiar with the strategies and technologies being discussed.
Cost: $90 per hour.
$135 for a 1.5-hour consultation.
$180 for a 2-hour consultation.
* Auditors enrolled in Saturday’s course are invited to observe, gratis.*
Time and place for each on-site consult will be coordinated and announced.
Where: Petaluma, CA.
Have questions? Feel free to contact Terry Church: firstname.lastname@example.org (facilitator) or the Daily Acts office listed below.
Please note that we have a new registration platform and if you have not done so already, you will be prompted to create a Daily Acts username and password. We are here to help by email or by phone (707) 789-9664.