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Salish Sea designation up for vote by State Board on Geographic Names this Friday 
 


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October 28, 2009  
           
Salish Sea designation up for vote by State Board on Geographic Names this Friday
Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Georgia Strait would stay on maps

The Washington State Board on Geographic Names is scheduled to vote this Friday, Oct. 30, on a proposal to use ‘Salish Sea’ for the collective name of the bodies of water that include Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Georgia Strait.

When:             Friday, October 30, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:            Natural Resources Building, Room 172, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia


The proposal, if approved, would not eliminate or change the names used on maps or in atlases for individual bodies of water within the Salish Sea, such as Puget Sound. The meeting would be the final step in the Board’s deliberation of the proposal, which was made by a member of the public, Bert Webber, a retired marine biologist.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, please visit: www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/BoardsCouncils/WBGN/Pages/Home.aspx

Directions to the Natural Resources Building: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/em_directions_to_dnr.pdf  

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

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