State DNR schedules March 2 hearing in Pasco on proposed exchange of state trust land with city
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State DNR schedules March 2 hearing in Pasco on proposed exchange of state trust land with city 
 


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Date: February 17, 2011

State DNR schedules March 2 hearing in Pasco on proposed exchange of state trust land with city

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing in Pasco on March 2 to receive comments about a proposed exchange of state trust land with the City of Pasco.

Public hearing

Date:  March 2, 2011

Time:  7 p.m.

Location: Council Chambers, Pasco City Hall, 525 N 3rd Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

Purpose of proposed exchange
DNR proposes to exchange an agriculture parcel it has managed for several years. DNR would receive a portion of a city-owned farm property. The exchange would help DNR to consolidate state trust lands, increase land management efficiency and provide long-term trust revenue that helps build public schools, universities and other public institutions.

Maps and descriptions of the parcels proposed for exchange will be available at the hearing. The maps and description are also on the DNR website: www.dnr.wa.gov. Click on the “Leasing and Land Transactions” link. Then, under the heading “Land Exchanges,” select “Proposed Trust Land Exchanges.”

The direct link to the webpage about the proposed exchange is:
www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/LandExchanges/Pages/amp_exc_pasco_exchange.aspx

Comments welcome until March 16
Written comments about the exchange are welcomed and must be received by March 16, 2011. Send comments to DNR, ATTN: Exchange No. 86-085515, PO Box 47014, Olympia, WA 98504, or e-mail to exchanges@dnr.wa.gov.

Comments will be considered by DNR in developing an exchange agreement with the City of Pasco. A summary of the comments and the exchange agreement will be presented to the Board of Natural Resources at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Media Contact: Bob Redling, Senior Communications Manager, 360-902-1149, bob.redling@dnr.wa.gov.  

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