Upcoming Rain Harvesting Workshop for Wildlife II - Oct. 20-22
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Posted by: Melonie Walter
The Pueblo of Sandia is hosting another “Rain Harvesting Workshop for Wildlife II”, on October 20-22, 2014.
This is a call for 45 participants to attend the workshop, please distribute the workshop information far and wide, post the flier if you can, even if you already have rain catchments deployed in the field, spread the word. This workshop will be beneficial to all and has various uses not only for wildlife but, farming, domesticated/range animals, home uses, and even for feeding the birds.
The Workshop is free but, the fee associated with the workshop it is $125.00, this fee covers lunches, snack and drink breaks, educational materials/handouts, and a great learning experience.
Attached to this correspondence are; registration form- with payment options and a draft agenda. Another note; the flier is a power point and the registration/agenda are made through Microsoft Word (this is to make you aware and may depend on your work station/computer capabilities to open and read the information), you have any trouble reading the information in its current form, I can send it you via. Fax, snail mail, etc.
The Pueblo hosted a workshop in 2012, and installed three rain harvesting catchments in the Foothills of the Pueblo. Participants got hands on experience on installation of rain barrels, construction of rain harvesting structures; installing 1200gal tanks, installing the plumbing fixtures, trough construction, float box installation, and basic concepts of erosion control and the various uses of rain harvesting.
Please send registration and payment to me, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the workshop please feel to contact me directly all of my contact information is current and correct and if you need more information you may also contact Maceo Martinet at Maceo_Martinet@fws.gov.
After these catchments were installed to an arid area, three months after installation wildlife started to utilize these troughs, even with the foreign objects in the same area. It works.