Keeping Perkins Flat As Is Looks Promising

Keeping Perkins Flat As Is Looks Promising

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(KSL News) -- A historic 190-acre parcel in the heart of Emigration Canyon called Perkins Flat is on its way to being preserved as it is.

The spot marks one of the final campsites for Mormon pioneers before they entered the Salt Lake Valley.

A non-profit community group, Utah Open Lands, started a campaign to raise 1.3 million dollars to buy it from a developer who intended to build a mixed residential/commercial project there.

Yesterday the Salt Lake County Council agreed to give $85,000 to the campaign, and if they are awarded another $350-thousand from the state's open space fund the land will be permanently set aside as open space.

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