Historic farm near Arlington to help Port Susan shellfish

Stanwood Camano News
By Sarah Arney

Upriver from Stanwood, an historic farm in the Stillaguamish Valley won’t be covered over by MacMansions after all.

By buying a subdivision waiting for construction, regional sustainability organization Forterra has saved a 140-acre farm west of Arlington.

Forterra’s executive vice president of strategic enterprises, Michelle Connor, said the unprecedented action was the result of many people working together.

“Riverbend Farm’s near-death experience shows what’s possible if good ideas and good people come together,” Connor said.


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