Hedlin 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 three development rights on 59.56 acres of farmland via an agricultural conservation easement. The Hedlin Farm is located adjacent to Sullivan Slough in the Skagit Delta, just east of LaConner, WA. Crops produced on this farm include seed crops, potatoes, cucumbers, wheat, corn and others.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $168,436.56 Applicant Match: $168,436.56 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1423

Location Details

Take exit WA-534 (exit 221)and head west; turn left onto Pioneer Hwy; turn right onto Fir Island Road and go 5.1 miles; Fir Island becomes Best Rd; turn left onto Dodge Valley Rd; turn leftonto Valley Rd. Property is on the right (west) side.

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.