Horse care classes at Moccasin Lake
Methow Valley Riding Unlimited is offering a six-week series of horsemastership classes beginning Monday (Nov. 2) at Moccasin Lake Ranch on Patterson Lake Road. Students in the un-mounted classes will learn healthy horse-keeping practices, general knowledge of horses and related subjects. It is open to beginners as well as experienced horse owners of all ages. Class times are to be determined. Cost is $90-$150, with scholarships available. Register at www.mvriding.org.
Stream restoration work project
The National Forest Foundation (NFF), in partnership with the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is seeking volunteers to help complete a stream restoration project in the Goat Creek drainage on Nov. 8. The work will benefit bull trout and other salmonids, and is part of the NFF’s Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences Majestic Methow campaign. Volunteers will help mulch and cage trees and shrubs that have been planted in the riparian zone, and will be given a tour of the project site.
Participants will meet at the Goat Creek Sno-Park at 9 a.m. to carpool to the work site, and should plan to be back to the Sno-Park by 3 p.m. Dress warmly, in long sleeves, pants and sturdy shoes, and bring a sack lunch. Water, snacks, gloves, tools and hard hats will be provided. Pre-register at nff.wildapricot.org/event-207466, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (206) 258-0388.