News for Horse Owners
News for Horse Owners
New Horse for Clean Water Classes!
In 2013, Alayne Blickle from Horses for Clean Water will be running four classes that will be offered on Camano Island, and in Monroe, Lakewood, and at the Fair (for 4-H and FFA members). Check out our Upcoming Events page to learn more.
Farm Planning - The District Can Help You!
Whether horses are your passion or your business, you no doubt want to keep them healthy and happy! Keeping a horse is a big responsiblity and your local conservation district can help you manage your pastures, prevent mud and manure problems, keep weeds at bay, and help to make your chore time more efficient!
Snohomish Conservation District has four farm planners available who will visit your farm for free and offer suggestions based on the goals you have for your property. The District has a cost-share program to assist landowners pay for improvements that not only keep horses healthier, but they keep our watersheds healthier too!
Farm Planners and their areas of expertise:
|Farm & Resource Planners|
|Bobbi Lindemulder||Sustainable agriculture; Beef operations|
|Organic and new farming techniques; Urban fringe; goats|
|Alan Shank||Dairy; Horse operations|
|Caitlin Price||Composting; Manure|
|Stillaguamish watershed planner
Forestry; Crop operations
|Kelly Cahill||Agriculture; pipelines; composting|
|Derek Hann||Stormwater; drainage|
|Water Quality & Restoration|
|Bill Bowe||Water quality|
Habitat; restoration; CREP
Thinking about a farm plan to help you manage your equine property? We offer free farm planning services. Read this handout to find out what a farm plan can do for you.
Need help implementing some of the practices that you need to prevent mud, manure buildup, or destruction of your pastures in winter? SCD has a cost-share program with a fairly simple application process. Call one of the farm planners to learn more.
Looking for Property?
Selecting just the right piece of property is essential in your future success boarding or hosting horses on your place. Check out this fact sheet to help you learn what it takes to make a good horse property.
Do you need manure? Do you have some to share? Call our manure share number to find a source for your garden or locate someone in need of manure. Contact Caitlin Price, at caitlin at snohomishcd.org
Caitlin can also answer your questions on composting. She can also be reached at
425-335-5634, ext 113.