SALEM, Ore. (AP) — About 300 acres of Minto-Brown Island will be used for trails for Salem's park system.
The Bonneville Power Administration purchased the property from Boise Cascade and transferred ownership Monday to the city as a conservation area.
The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/16Ex2fW) funding for the $836,000 purchase and $375,000 for maintenance came from a BPA conservation program.
The city plans to build a bike and pedestrian bridge to Minto-Brown Island to link it with its park and trail system.
Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com