The Seattle Times

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TOM REESE
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

From wild birds to beet seeds, the Skagit Valley's riches are being kept safe

The Samish River runs through the lower valley, with Samish Island and Hat Island in distance. The view illustrates the success in keeping the more than 50,000 acres of tillable soil in the Skagit Flats in active farm production.