Historic farm near Arlington to help Port Susan shellfish

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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