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November 15, 2012

State Committee on Geographic Names to meet on Friday, November 16
Committee to consider several proposals from the public

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Committee on Geographic Names holds its next regular meeting on November 16, 2012. The committee meets twice a year to consider proposals from the public concerning the naming of geographic features in Washington State.

 Who:Washington State Committee on Geographic Names
 What:Semi-annual public meeting
 When:1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., November 16, 2012

 Where: 

 

Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington Street SE, 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
The committee will review the following geographic name proposals proposed by members of the public:

  • Burlap Pass (Grays Harbor County) – New name
  • Casperson Point (Skagit County) – Change the name of Southeast Point on Guemes Island
  • Erlands Point (Kitsap County) – Clarification
  • Friday Lake (King County) – New name
  • Glencanaan Mountain (Chelan County) – New name
  • Gossip Islands (San Juan County) – Clarification of islands included in current name
  • Griggs Creek (Thurston County) –New name
  • Kangaroo Point (San Juan County) – Clarification of location
  • Lake Smokiam (Grant County) – Change the name of Soap Lake
  • Lone Tree Island (San Juan County) – Clarification of location
  • duxʷho’bud (Jefferson County) – Change the name of Squamish Harbor
  • nəxʷx̣áʔəy (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 County) – Clarification of spelling
  • Tsoo-Yess River (Clallam County) – Change the name of Sooes River
  • Tsoo-Yess Peak (Clallam County) – Change the name of Sooes Peak
  • Tsoo-Yess Beach (Clallam County) – Change the name of Sooes Beach
  • Tsoo-Yess (Clallam County) – Change name of locale
  • 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 November 16 meeting. The deadline for written comments to be submitted for tomorrow’s meeting was November 2.

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

Directions to the November 16 meeting
Directions to the Natural Resources Building in Olympia may be found online at: 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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