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Barnard Griffin Winery Supports Charity Tie-in with Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland –Wine with Tulips on the Label Welcomes 2010 Skagit Valley Tulip Season

RICHLAND, WA:  Famously known for the bed of tulips graphic on its labels, Barnard Griffin wines has produced retail point-of-purchase materials to be displayed at select wine retailers in Whatcom and Skagit counties of Washington state in support of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland (SPF). This area is … Continue reading

Governor Signs Agricultural Scenic Corridor Bill

On Wednesday, March 10, Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a bill establishing an Agricultural Scenic Corridor from Starbird Road through Bow Hill Road on Interstate 5. The bill, which was passed unanimously by the Senate and House, now sets the stage … Continue reading

Winter 2010 Bulletin

Check out our Winter 2010 Bulletin! Remember to call your State Representative and ask them to vote YES on SB 6211. Visit Link

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

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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