Olson Family Farms

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 will use this grant to buy voluntary land preservation agreement for 18 acres just outside the Mount Vernon city limit. This land is under high residential development pressure. This project will protect farmland, conserve soil, and protect critical areas in perpetuity. It will also reduce the number of homes and septic systems in the floodplain. Skagit County will contribute $60,375 in conservation futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 60,375.00 Applicant Match: $ 60,375.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-2050

Location Details

The property can be accessed from Britt Road, approximately 4,150 feet to the south of the Britt Road/West Blackburn Road intersection.

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.