Ebey’s Reserve Farmland – Ebey’s Prairie 2010

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

With this grant and matching funds, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust acquired two development rights through purchase of a perpetual agricultural conservation easement on 10 acres of farmland within Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve on Whidbey Island. Due to prime soils, long growing season, and sufficient water supply, the properties’ economic productivity is excellent for a wide variety of crops, including produce, seed crops, alfalfa, wheat, barley, and corn. Located near Crockett Lake, at the intersection of Fort Casey and Wanamaker Roads, two major roads, the removal of development potential and protection of farmland uses also ensures the protection of scenic views enjoyed by the public.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whidbey Camano Land Trust Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $160,375.37 Applicant Match: $160,375.37 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1684

Location Details

Head north from the Clinton Ferry Landing on Highway 525 (which becomes Hwy 20). Turn left at Main Street stoplight in Coupeville into Ebey's Prairie area.

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.