Horses For Clean Water

Are you new at owning horses or at keeping horses on your property? Would you like to learn about ways to manage manure besides creating Mount Manure behind the barn? Are you interested in pasture management – techniques such as when to mow, how to apply compost and what equipment to use? Do you know about setting up sacrifice areas and dealing with the rain and mud of winters? Would you like to learn more about wildlife enhancement on horse places that reduce insects and landscaping farms with native plants for buffers between neighbors? If this interests you then welcome to Horses for Clean Water!

WHAT IS HORSES FOR CLEAN WATER?

Horses for Clean Water is a program run by horseowners in support of horseowners offering environmentally sensitive horsekeeping education on ways to care for your horse that are good for you, your horse, the neighborhood and the environment. HCW creator and Program Director, Alayne Blickle, a lifelong equestrian and NRHA reining competitor, is an environmental educator who has worked with horse and livestock owners for over 15 years. Alayne is also a contributing writer to regional as well as national publications including Northwest Horse Source, John Lyons’ The Perfect Horse, and Equus magazine. Alayne and her husband Matt own and run an environmentally sensitive farm in Nampa, ID.

WHERE DOES HORSES FOR CLEAN WATER FUNDING COME FROM?

HCW is funded by grants and contracts from different funding agencies as well as through individual consultations.

WHERE IS HORSES FOR CLEAN WATER LOCATED?

HCW is centered in the Pacific Northwest, but HCW work and projects extend across North America. Our electronic newsletter, The Green Horse, targets horse owners everywhere offering tips, advice and resources on sustainable and environmentally-friendly horse keeping. Check out the current Education Events for a list of upcoming events or contact Alayne if you’d like more information.

WHAT DOES HORSES FOR CLEAN WATER OFFER?

HCW offers classroom series, workshops, farm tours at demonstration farms and educational materials development. Topics covered include mud management, manure management, pasture management, seeding, composting manure, fencing, weed management, fall pasture management, stream fencing and restoration, wildlife enhancement, and more. Farm Tours provide an excellent opportunity for horseowners to take a first-hand look at different environmentally sensitive management options. Examples of practices which can be viewed and explained include mudless paddocks (sacrifice areas), gutter and downspout systems, French drains, manure composting systems, pasture renovation projects, cross fencing, rotational grazing, stream fencing and restoration projects, wildlife enhancement techniques, and forest stewardship.


Contact Horses For Clean Water

Alayne Blickle
Founder and Program Director
7235 Southside Blvd.
Nampa, Idaho  83686
Phone: 206-909-0225


 

Service Area

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  • Idaho


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