Solutions: Water Conservation, Quality, Management & Systems
Rain Barrel? Check. Leaks Fixed? Check. What Else is there to Do?
If you use a simple calculation for rainwater roof run-off (your annual rainfall in inches x the square footage of your structure x 0.62), you will see that even your small structures can generate thousands of gallons of clean water per year. Learn ways to recycle water from rain or snow and safely put it to use on your farm - perhaps you’ll even collect enough water to keep your arena dust-free next summer! In addition, learn other conservation tips that are easy on the pocketbook, your time and the environment.
A King Conservation District native plant expert will present solutions and guidance to improve habitat and manage livestock near water. Learn ways to minimize the impact of livestock living close to water, and improve habitat near streams and wetlands.
Join us at Two Horse Ranch to see how these landowners care for horses, as well as their salmon spawning stream, Bear Creek. See healthy horse shelters with great ventilation, large mud-free turnouts with sand piles for rolling in, shaping of land for drainage, fencing to protect trees, people pass-throughs, a horse urinal with wood chips, composting in small compost barrels, winter horse pasture management—and more!
Buying your first horse property can be daunting. Learn how to choose a place with good soil type, topography, location of structures and more, to avoid costly expenses down the road, and to have the place of your dreams.
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