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.
Skagit County used this grant to purchase one development right on 38.44 acres of farmland via an agricultural conservation easement. The M. Egbers farm is located just south of McLean Road between Mount Vernon and LaConner. The crops grown on this parcel include beet, cabbage and spinach seed, strawberries, cucumbers, potatoes and wheat.