TeVelde Agricultural Conservation Easement

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

Whatcom County will use this grant to purchase an agricultural conservation easement on about 19 acres of farmland in northern Whatcom County. The farm supports the production of certified organic hay rotated with conventional row crops. The easement will prevent future development by purchasing one development right on the property, thereby ensuring that the land will remain available for farming in perpetuity.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Whatcom County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $ 75,000.00 Applicant Match: 92800 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1625

Location Details

From Lynden, WA, drive North on Bender Road. At the intersection of Bender Road and Visser Road, the work site is at the Northwest corner of that 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.