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PINK FLAGS REPRESENT MANDATORY RIPARIAN BUFFER LOSSES

The pink flags you see along NW Washington roadways showcase how a mandatory 235 foot riparian buffer (site potential tree height) will impact local farms. Some policy makers want to see these extreme buffers implemented along waterways throughout the state. As the video shows, these mandatory buffers will cost Washington local food production, jobs, and responsible land management.

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Today, Washington is home to some of the best potatoes in the world, thanks to a foundation built by committed forerunners. A century ago farmers jeopardized their families’ livelihood one spring at a time, one crop at a time, in the hopes of hitting it big each year.

In the Skagit Valley of Washington, farmers gambled that below the water of the bogs precious soil would create a garden paradise. In the central Washington basin, farmers risked everything they had on the chance of water coming from miles away to make the desert bloom.

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