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Agricultural Scenic Corridor Legislation Passes the Senate

The Washington State Senate unanimously passed SB 6211 on Friday, February 5th. We now need your help to call your State Representative to ask them to support and vote YES on SB 6211. View Link

SPF Supports Agricultural Scenic Corridor Legislation

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland is pleased to be working with Senator Mary Margaret Haugen in creating what could become the first designated Agricultural Scenic Corridor in Washington State. Senate Bill 6211 would designate nearly all of Interstate 5 through Skagit … Continue reading

Twenty-six Acres of Farmland Protected South of Mount Vernon City Limits

Skagit County’s Farmland Legacy Program, with assistance from SPF and SPF donors, recently retired a development right and recorded a conservation easement on 26 acres of farmland immediately south of the City of Mount Vernon. SPF’s Land Protection Committee considered … Continue reading

Farm Power Northwest LLC Goes Public

SPF is pleased to help announce that SPF members Kevin and Daryl Maas just set another milestone with their green business, Farm Power Northwest LLC, a company that will be producing power from methane digesters located here in the Skagit … Continue reading

“Protecting a county legacy” — Skagit Valley Herald

Recent farmland protection news.

Skagit Valley Snow Geese Video — 04/03/2009

Watch the 2-minute video from The Seattle Times. Cut and paste into your browser: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1509319618?bctid=18428658001

SPF Supports Bill (EHB 1967) to Protect Farmland

SPF is supporting EHB 1967 that prohibits the expansion of Urban Growth Areas (UGAs) onto the 100-year floodplain. With over 65,000 acres of prime farmland located within the Skagit River’s 100 year flood plain, the successful passage of this bill … Continue reading

SPF Agrees to Suspend Wetland Mitigation Bank Appeal; Signs Historic Settlement Agreement to Secure $1.45 Million for Skagit County Farmland Development Rights and Prohibit Future Wetland Mitigation Banks on Skagit Farmland

The Board of Directors of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF) has approved a historic and precedent-setting agreement that calls for the mitigation of farmland slated for conversion to a wetland mitigation bank. The approval came at the SPF Board meeting … Continue reading

SPF Announces New Officers, Recognizes Retiring and New Board Members

The Board of Directors of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF) elected officers, recognized two retiring board members for their service and welcomed two new members at its February meeting. New President Bob Hart most recently served as SPF’s Vice President … Continue reading

SPF Appeals Decision to Create Wetland Mitigation Bank on Farmland

Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF) has appealed a recent hearing examiner’s decision that favors converting a 396-acre former dairy farm in the Nookachamps basin to a private commercial wetland mitigation bank. The appeal , which will go to the Skagit … Continue reading