Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites equine farm owners to participate in the Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshop on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop takes place at the Caledon Village Place Community Room located at 18313 Hurontario Street, Caledon.
“This workshop is a great way for equine farmers to assess their operations and create a personalized action plan to make environmental improvements,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “A one thousand pound horse produces about nine tons of manure each year. Learning how to turn waste into a resource is one example of how this workshop helps equine farmers and the environment.”
Workshop participants will learn best practices to manage a healthy equine farm straight from the horse’s mouth. Mark Eastman, CVC’s Agricultural Specialist, will explain how to manage horse manure, improve pasture quality and protect natural features like ponds, wetlands and streams. “Taking steps to create a healthy environment on your equine farm keeps horses healthy and happy,” said Eastman.
Following the workshop, participants can schedule a site visit for technical support and to discuss funding eligibility through CVC’s Landowner Action Fund and Rural Water Quality Programs.
Register by noon February 1 at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events. For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436.
Workshops are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners. Interested equine farm owners should own property within the boundaries of the Credit River watershed. Contact CVC to find out if you qualify.
Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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