Education and Funding for Area Equestrian and Livestock Owners, Nov 29

Press release

By on Thu, November 17, 2011

The San Mateo County Resource Conservation District presents another free workshop through the RCD’s Livestock and Land program to provide area equestrian and livestock owners with information about land stewardship. The upcoming workshop will focus managing pasture and paddocks; reducing erosion, mud and dust; and managing and composting manure. In addition to presentations by area experts, attendees will also receive information about free local resources and how to apply for property improvement funding.

The next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29 from 2:00 to 6:30 pm and will be held at the Pillar Point Ridge Manufactured Homes in Moss Beach. This workshop is free, reservations are required.

The workshops are hosted by the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ecology Action of Santa Cruz County, Coastside Horse Council, Moss Beach Ranch, Left Coast Grassfed, Markegard Family Grass-Fed, and the Half Moon Bay Feed & Fuel. The workshops are funded in part by the State Water Resources Control Board. While all practices focus on improving runoff water quality associated with equestrian and livestock facilities, the benefits are far-reaching for property owners and animals.

By applying practices that decrease erosion, reduce dust and mud, and lessen manure runoff to local streams, property owners will enjoy enhanced land aesthetics, decreased maintenance costs, a safer environment for themselves, their families, visitors, and animals, increased property value, and better community relations. This workshop is part of the Livestock and Land Program.

For more information and for workshop reservations, please contact Karissa Anderson with San Mateo County Resource Conservation District at 650-712-7765 ext. 104 or [email protected].