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File #: 20-1063    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/6/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/25/2020 Final action: 8/25/2020
Title: Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for the proposal to name an unnamed waterfall along Glen Alpine Creek as Sawyier Falls.
Attachments: 1. A - El Dorado County--Sawyier Falls recommendation form.pdf, 2. B - Letter - BOS rec waterfall renaming 082520.pdf, 3. Executed Letter

Title

Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for the proposal to name an unnamed waterfall along Glen Alpine Creek as Sawyier Falls.

Body

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has received a proposal to name an unnamed waterfall along Glen Alpine Creek as Sawyier Falls. The BGN is responsible by law for standardizing geographic names for use by the Federal Government. Because the BGN places importance on local opinion, the staff asks for input from local governments who are elected to represent its citizens who might have an interest.

 

The falls is on Sawyier family-owned property within Tahoe National Forest and the name would commemorate Robert Lee Sawyier, Jr (1917-2008) and Alice Olson Sawyier (1921-2015) who owned the property.