Free Workshop Prepares Horse and Livestock Owners to Protect Animals from Wildfire

Wildfire is becoming more common in King County, but the threat can still catch landowners by surprise. In the event that wildfire threatens, extra precautions and planning are necessary to protect horses and other livestock from harm.

On Saturday, July 23rd, from 11am to 1pm at the Carnation Library, join nationally known equestrian speaker Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water for a presentation on wildfire preparedness for equestrian properties.

This workshop will focus on tangible steps that landowners can take to identify wildfire risks on their property and the actions that will minimize those risks. Workshop participants will learn to build an emergency plan for themselves and their animals that takes into account the special needs of horses for safe evacuation and refuge.

This event is entirely free to attend, and all are welcome. The Carnation Library is located at 4804 Tolt Ave, Carnation, WA. To register and receive directions go to kingcd.eventbrite.com, (425) 282-1949 or signup@kingcd.org

This workshop is sponsored by the King Conservation District and King County. The King Conservation District is non-regulatory non-enforcement organization that provides education and technical assistance to landowners on the wise use of natural resources.

The King County Forestry Program employees offer free assistance to rural area residents for identifying and mitigating wildfire risk in the county. Contact the Forestry Program at 206-477-4842 or visit kingcounty.gov/forestry.

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