M. 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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: 48600 Applicant Match: 48600 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1516

Location Details

Take the WA-536 W/Kincaid Steet exit (Exit 226); turn west onto Kincaid; turn right onto 3rd St and it becomes W Division St and then becomes WA-536; in 1.5 miles turn left onto Bradshaw. The property is about 3000 feet south on the east (Left) 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.