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In record deal, more than 150 acres of farmland preserved in Pierce County

More than 150 acres along the Puyallup River will be preserved forever as farmland and wildlife habitat. It’s the biggest agriculture conservation deal in the history of Pierce County.

The farmland has been in the Matlock family since the mid-1940s. During the height of operation they grew more than one million pounds of berries a year and hired thousands of school children to help bring in the harvest and learn what a day’s work on a farm felt like.

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