Bell Farm

Category Overview

Farmland Preservation protects valuable farmland and habitat for recreationally important animals, like salmon, birds, deer, and elk. These projects allow families to continue farming the land they have worked on for generations, and provide Washingtonians with healthy local food and a diverse economy. WWRP is the only source of farmland preservation funding in the state budget.

Project Highlights

Skagit County will use this grant to buy a voluntary land preservation agreement for 150 acres on the western Skagit River delta, immediately south of State Route 20 and between Telegraph Slough and Blind Slough. This land produces potatoes. This project will protect farmland, conserve soil, and protect critical areas in perpetuity. It also will reduce the number of homes and septic systems in the floodplain. Skagit County will contribute $222,875 in conservation futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 222,875.00 Applicant Match: $ 222,875.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-2051

Location Details

Traveling east SR-20 west, property is to the south, make first right after crossing the Twin Bridges over Swinomish Slough.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.