Egbers 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 used this grant to purchase one development right on 37.70 acres of farmland. The Egber Farm is located adjacent to McLean road between Mount Vernon and LaConner. Crops grown on this farm include potatoes, corn, cucumbers, green chop, and peas.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $47,000.00 Applicant Match: $47,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1499

Location Details

Take exit for Hwy 534 in Conway; go west on Fir Island Road towards Broadway Street; FIr Island Road becomes Best Road in approximately 4.6 miles; enter next roundabout and take the 1st exit onto McLean Rd. Property is on the left (North side of the road).

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.