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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.

 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

 Why: 

 

 
 

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.
Directions and web link
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: machelle.leal@dnr.wa.gov.

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

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