Hello Everyone,  Happy May!

CHC has been very busy the past few months, so this is an update on our work and a request for volunteers.

First of all, we finally go DEEP to help out with the illegal vehicle use that has been rampant for years.  Our first project has been the Larkin Bridle trail. DEEP has come up with an ongoing survey to collect data statewide.   We are encouraging individuals and organizations to participate and report any sightings. We ask that individuals save the link to their mobile devices and/or copy the URL code in the PDF and continue reporting as often as they see illegal vehicles on all state trails. (See attached newsletter)

We are asking organizations to please consider posting this information and keeping this up as a featured item on your FB page, send in email/ newsletter.

We are asking for volunteers to promote horses at public events with the DEEP “No Child Left Inside” programs.  See attached for dates.  If you have a safe horse or pony , please consider  bringing them to one of the 3 events scheduled.  Please contact me with any of the events that you possibly can attend.

 “Share the Trail” Courtesy Education Events

Can you help to set up a table at one of your local parks to help educate around the state?  (We’ll give you material to do so – Contact Diane Ciano)

 Two members of CHC and the Equine Advisory Council have set up educational tables at trail heads/parking lots in parks that have issues with unleashed dogs and bicyclists.   It is a very simple set up that we ask you to do in your area of the state.  CHC will provide you with materials.  See Newsletter on the two events that have been held.

CHC can only be strong with its membership helping.  We are all volunteers and if each of us can take a few hours to help out to promote and educate horses we can do so much.

If you have not yet joined CHC, please consider supporting our efforts. 

Thank you

Diane Ciano



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