The state and King County might do some swapping of recreation and conservation areas, including some near Black Diamond.
The Washington Parks and Recreation Commission and the county’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks were scheduled to conduct a public hearing yesterday at Flaming Geyser State Park Lodge near Auburn for a discussion of the proposed land exchanges.
Part of the Green River Gorge Conservation Area, located about two miles south of Black Diamond and eight miles north of Enumclaw off State Route 169, might be transferred to the state parks system, while several state parks sites in Auburn along the Green River could be transferred to the county.
“We see this proposal as leading to more efficient management of these important public lands for conservation, parks and recreation purposes,” said Nikki Fields, a state parks planner.
Additional information on the preliminary proposal is available at (253) 288-3000 and e-mail email@example.com.