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DNR contact
John Budzinski
2300 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Milwaukee WI 53212
414-303--132
Fax 414-263-8515
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Donald Gallo
1386 Highway 83
Hartford WI 53027
414-507-6350
Erin Meadows Farms LLC/Clare Lane Stables LLC [exit DNR]

Erin Meadows Farms LLC/Clare Lane Stables LLC Tier 1 participant since 6/14/2016

Erin Meadows Farms LLC is a horse and crop farm located in Erin Township in Washington County. Clare Lane Stable LLC is a horse boarding facility under the same ownership. The application covers their five properties in Washington County. Located within the Little Oconomowoc River watershed and the Ashippun River watershed, Erin Meadows Farm and Clare Lane Stable operates a year-round horse and pony riding facility, summer day camp, indoor riding arena, and miles of outdoor trails. Its hay fields consist of mixed alfalfa and grasses which are made into hay for both private use and to sell. Erin Meadows employs two full time and approximately 40 part-time people. Erin Meadows Farms also raises three or four foals per year, provides boarding at Clare Lane Stable and leases several horses to clients.

Environmental activities

Future goals for improvements include:

  • Evaluating heat loss and cold air infiltration using an infrared camera, plan to seal air gaps in buildings and facilities;
  • Installing water float shut off devices on all water tanks to conserve water and energy;
  • Installing air bubblers in water tanks to enhance water quality and conserve water from fewer tank cleanings, also using fewer cleaning chemicals;
  • Evaluating storm-water settling ponds to also be used for irrigation;
  • Enhancing conservation buffer strips on wetlands and waterways, and improving ground water recharge, surface water quality and function of wetlands;
  • Participating in the Lake Country Pride Farms Group for water shed protection and water quality improvement within the Oconomowoc river water shed.

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Application

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Last revised: Tuesday November 14 2017