August 18, 2011
Lake Roesiger tour of a working forest saved from conversion to housing development
Snohomish County-DNR to sign memorandum of agreement on management and potential recreation on 2,845 acres
OLYMPIA – Members of the media are invited to join Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and other officials on Tuesday, August 23 at Lake Roesiger for a signing ceremony and site tour. Goldmark and Snohomish County officials will sign an agreement to coordinate efforts in replanting trees, maintaining roads, and developing plans for future recreational uses in the 2,845-acre working forest that DNR purchased from a private developer. The forest will be managed to provide revenue for public school construction, habitat, and clean water plus providing additional opportunities for public recreation.
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark (Washington State Department of Natural Resources, DNR)
Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County Executive
Dave Somers, Snohomish County Council Chair
Gene Duvernoy, Cascade Land Conservancy President (master of ceremonies for event)
|What:||Site tour & signing of memorandum of agreement for management of state & county lands at Lake Roesiger |
|When: ||August 23, 2011, Noon to 1:30 p.m.|
|Lake Roesiger, parking area (see map and driving directions)|
Transportation to the signing ceremony site and tour will be provided by DNR and Snohomish County. NOTE: A four-wheel drive SUV is strongly recommended if you wish to drive a vehicle to the signing site and on the tour.
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Media Contact: Bryan Flint, DNR Communications Director, 360-902-1023, firstname.lastname@example.org