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August 20, 2012

State Committee on Geographic Names to consider several proposals at next meeting
Panel’s recommendations will advance to state board for final determination

OLYMPIA –On October 19, 2012, the Washington State Committee on Geographic Names will meet to consider proposed name changes for several geographic features in Washington State. Proposed changes receiving the committee’s approval will 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., October 19, 2012

 Where:    

 

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

 Why:

Determine which proposed name changes will 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:

  • Erlands Point (Kitsap County) – Clarification
  • Glencanaan Mountain (Chelan County) – New name
  • Gossip Islands (San Juan County) – Clarification
  • Griggs Creek (Thurston County) –New name
  • Kangaroo Point (San Juan County) – Clarification
  • Lake Smokiam (Grant County) – Change the name of Soap Lake
  • Lone Tree Island (San Juan County) – Clarification
  • nəxʷx̣áʔəy (Pronounced "Nu-Ha-A") (Jefferson County) – Change the name of Squamish Harbor Sisters Point (Mason County) – Clarification
  • Teemux Creek (Columbia County) – Change the name of Squaw Creek
  • Tharold Pond (San Juan Island) – Clarification
  • Tsoo-Yess River (Clallam County) – Change the name of Sooes River
  • Wayback Brook (Snohomish County) – New name
  • Wenas Mammoth Mountain (Yakima County) – New name

Public comments accepted
Comments on these proposals may be made at the October 19 meeting or submitted in advance (no later than 5 p.m., October 8) by email to: bogn@dnr.wa.gov 

or mail comments to:

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

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 October 19 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 geographic features. Accepting 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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