March 7, 2013
Hearing scheduled on proposed state trust land exchange in Benton County
DNR and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates would exchange 15-acre parcels
OLYMPIA – A public hearing is scheduled on March 18 to provide information and receive comments from the public about a proposed land exchange between the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Ltd.
Directions and web link
| Who: ||Washington State Department of Natural Resources|
| What: ||Public Hearing|
| When:||Monday, March 18, 2013, 6:00 PM|
| Where: ||Paterson Elementary School, 51409 W. Prior Rd, Paterson WA 99345|
|To provide information and receive testimony on a proposed land exchange known as the Canoe Ridge Land Exchange. The proposal calls for DNR and Ste. Michelle to exchange two 15-acre parcels in Benton County. The exchange is intended to increase DNR’s land management efficiency and long-term revenue for the Common School Trust, which funds public school statewide. If DNR determines that the proposal has significant benefits, a summary of the hearing testimony will be presented to the Board of Natural Resources at one of its regularly scheduled meetings.|
Paterson is located on the Columbia River in south-central Washington at the intersection of Washington State Hwy. 14 and Hwy. 221, approximately 14 miles west of the Hwy. 14 / I-82 interchange.
More information about the exchange is on DNR’s website at: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/LandExchanges/Pages/amp_exc_canoe_exchange.aspx
Comments accepted until April 1
Written comments will be accepted until the close of business on April 1. Please send comments to: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Asset & Property Management Division, ATTN: Machelle Leal, Exchange No. 86-089170, Mail Stop 47014, Olympia, WA 98504-7014, or email comments to: email@example.com.
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