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Workshops and Tours from SCD

The King Conservation District and Horses for Clean Water are holding a conference on Climate Change and Horse Keeping – Managing the Uncertainty on Friday, April 25th from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM at Emerald Downs Race Track near Auburn, WA. Extreme weather events and melting glaciers are not the only impacts of climate change. Everyday life is being affected, even here in the Pacific Northwest. Horse and livestock owners are already facing challenges from diseases and pests appearing more frequently and becoming more resistant. Experts will converge to discuss potential impacts of climate change on the Pacific Northwest environment and agricultural community, and how to these impacts can be managed for land and horses.

 

http://www.kingcd.org/new_cal_climate-change-horse-keeping-conference.htm

Farm Tour 

May 17 from 10- noon

Stanwood (Victoria Heights area near the Pilchuck Tree Farm)

 

This Stanwood farm has three horses, two donkeys and just about every example of the practices that will keep your horse's hooves healthy, your manure pile manageable and your pastures green! The landowner has worked with the Snohomish Conservation District to install compost bins, confinement areas and fencing, revive their pastures and restore their pond. Now they're working on a rain garden! Get ideas for your own summer projects and learn how to get them on the ground. You'll also see great examples of how you can provide habitat for wildlife while keeping your own animals happy and healthy. 

Register online at: farmtourstanwood.eventbrite.com

 

Coming September 13:

Holistic Approach to Manure Management

Learn from Horses for Clean Water’s Alayne Blickle and veterinarian Dr. Julie Eihl about composting, how to safely cut back on deworming and what“natural” options are out there. 

FREE! Register online at holistic-manure.eventbrite.com

 

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Volunteer Planting Events

Stay tuned - we have more volunteer events coming up! Register online at http://bit.ly/scdvolunteer or call Ryan Williams at 425-335-5634, ext 116.

Contact Ryan Williams for upcoming habitat planting opportunities at rwilliams at snohomishcd.org.

Contact Kate Riley for upcoming rain garden planting opportunities at kate at snohomishcd.org. 

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All classes are free.

SCD services and workshops in the Stillaguamish watershed are supported by the Stillaguamish River Clean Water District to help residents improve water quality. Depending on the class, other sponsors include: the City of Mill Creek, City of Everett, Skagit Farm Supply, WSU Extension Snohomish County and the Washington Department of Ecology. Printed on100% recycled paper.

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