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March 26, 2012

State Committee on Geographic Names to consider several proposals
Recommended name changes to geographic features will advance to state board for final consideration

OLYMPIA – On May 18, 2012, the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names will meet to give final consideration to several proposed name changes for geographic features in Washington State. Any changes approved would advance to the Board of Natural Resources, acting as the Washington State Board on Geographic Names, for a final decision.

 Who:Washington State Committee on Geographic Names
 What:Semi-annual public meeting
 When:1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., May 18, 2012

 Where:
 

1111 Washington Street SE
Natural Resources Building, Room 172
Olympia, Washington 98501

 Why:
 

Any changes approved would advance to the Board of Natural Resources, acting as the Washington State Board on Geographic Names, for a final decision.

Proposed geographic names
As part of its review process, the Committee seeks public comment on the following geographic name proposals:

Mill Pond – Clark County: A proposal to make official the name of ‘Mill Pond’ 

Lake Smokiam – Grant County: A proposal to change the name of Soap Lake to ‘Lake Smokiam’ 

Suquamish Harbor – Jefferson County: A proposal by the Suquamish Tribe to change the spelling of Squamish Harbor to ‘Suquamish Harbor’

Bryant Hill – Skagit County: A proposal to change the name of Mount Washington in Skagit County to ‘Bryant Hill’

Ebey Estuary – Snohomish County: A proposal to change the name of Ebey Slough to ‘Ebey Estuary’

Jordan Ridge – Snohomish County: A proposal to officially designate an unnamed five-mile-long ridge east of the community of Jordan

Reflection Creek – Snohomish County: A proposal to designate an unnamed creek located north of the City of Snohomish.

Sultan Ridge – Snohomish County: A proposal to change the name of Blue Mountain (one of two summits in Snohomish County with that name) to ‘Sultan Ridge’

Wayback Brook – Snohomish County: A proposal to officially designate an unnamed 300-foot- long stream

Rufus Creek – Whatcom County: A proposal to designate an unnamed 1.2-mile-long tributary of Beaver Creek southeast of Bellingham

Public comments accepted
Comments on these proposals may be made at the May 18 meeting or submitted in advance (no later than 5 p.m., May 17) by mail to:

Washington State Committee on Geographic Names
PO Box 47030
Olympia, WA 98504-7030

or by email to: bogn@dnr.wa.gov  

More information about the proposals is online at : www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/HowTo/Government/Pages/bc_geog_how_to_current_proposals.aspx

Directions to May 18 meeting
Directions to the Natural Resources Building in Olympia are online:
www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_directions_to_dnr.pdf

Twitter feed
Official name changes proposed for several #WA state creeks and other features. DNR seeks public comments http://1.usa.gov/GWYIuq  

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

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