Hendry 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

King County’s Farmland Preservation Program used this grant to purchase the development rights on the 141.05 acre Hendry property to permanently preserve it as farmland. The Hendry property has high quality agricultural soil and is used as a family-operated dairy. In addition to preserving the irreplaceable agricultural soil, by purchasing the development rights King County has limited the commercial use of the property to agriculture or open space uses. Not only does this keep the property available for farming, but it also reduces the property value, thereby helping to keep it affordable for farming. The Hendry property was a high priority for King County’s Farmland Preservation Program as its southern boundary borders the City of Carnation. Preserving it as farmland helps to ensure that as the City grows, it will not spread north into the farming area that King County has designated as the Snoqualmie Valley Agricultural Production District.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 70911.24 Applicant Match: 70911.25 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # Jun-17

Location Details

The property is located at 6117 Carnation-Duvall Rd. N.E., Carnation, WA. The Carnation-Duvall Rd. N.E. is also SR-203 which runs through the town of Carnation. The following directions take you on a loop around the property: Drive north on SR-203 though Carnation to N.E. 60th St.. Turn left onto N.E. 60th, the farmland is the property to your right (north side of N.E. 60th) and extends west for about .6 mile (the west edge of the treed area (N. side of N.E. 60th) is the western property boundary. Continue on N.E. 60th as it turns north and becomes 310th Ave. N.E. After about .5 mile you will come to a bridge over the Snoqualmie River, veer to the right so that you are at the intersection with the N.E. Carnation Farm Rd. at the east end of the bridge. (Sight distance is limited at this intersection--be careful) Turn right (east) onto the N.E. Carnation Farm Rd. After about .3 mile, the farmed portion of the subject property will be to your right (south side of the road) and the unfarmed slough area willl be to your left (north side of the road). Continue east on the N.E. Carnation Farm Rd. to the intersection with SR-203. Turn right (south) on SR-203, the farmstead is to your right (west side of SR-203). Continue south to N.E. 60th St. and the city boundary. (Route is shown on p. 539 of King Co. section of Thomas Guide.)

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.