Minto-Brown Island land acquired for Salem park

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Associated Press

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 4:31 PM

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.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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