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Horse Keepers Workshop for Clean Water
Wed, April 26, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
Join the Marin Horse Council and the Tomales Bay Watershed Council for an informative, educational and hands-on workshop to learn more about:
The current requirements of the Confined Animal Facilities regulatory program by the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board (SF RWQCB).
How to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect the health and safety of your horses and the environment.
How to manage rain, mud and manure.
How to easily monitor water quality at your facility to inform management actions.
What resources are available to you and your facility to implement BMPs and protect water quality.
Workshop includes a morning session in a classroom setting with presentations by regulators from the Regional Water Quality Control Board and experts in animal facility management practices with time for Q&A and discussion. After lunch (provided with registration), we will tour a local horse facility to experience field demonstrations of practical techniques to manage runoff, manure, pastures and monitor water quality.
Featured speakers include: Monte Kruger (Marin Horse Council); Jeff Creque (Carbon Cycle Institute); Laurie Taul, SF RWQCB); Maggie Sepulveda and Ariel DeLara (Natural Resources Conservation Service); David Lewis (UC Cooperative Extension); Rob Carson (MCSTOPPP and TBWC).
Registration is only $25 and includes morning refreshments, box lunch and printed copy of Horse Keepers guidance manual.
Event hosted by the Marin Horse Council and the Tomales Bay Watershed Council. Workshop sponsors include UC Cooperative Extension, Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. Additional support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service of USDA.