Finnriver 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

Jefferson County and the Jefferson Land Trust will use this grant to buy a conservation easement on Finnriver Farm, a 33-acre, certified organic farm, regionally known for its berries and vegetables. Farm owners have planted more than 900 apple and pear trees and are establishing an artisan-scale winery and cider production facility. Conservation values include prime agricultural soils, about one-quarter mile of Chimacum Creek, scenic vistas, and habitat for salmon, beaver, trumpeter swans, bear, eagles, hawks, and many other animals. The farm is platted into four parcels, each of which can be developed. The easement will be co-held by the county and land trust.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jefferson County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $203,500.00 Applicant Match: $203,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Jefferson Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1153

Location Details

From the Hood Canal Bridge travel west on Highway 304 to the Port Townsend, State Route 19 turn off to the north. Travel north on State Route 19 to the Chimacum intersection. Turn South (right) onto Center Road and follow to Country Meadow Lane. Turn Right, follow road across bridge and turn right at fork for Barn Swallow Road. Farmsite is the first house on the right.

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.