Stretch of land added to Utah's shoreline trail

Stretch of land added to Utah's shoreline trail

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- About 2,500 acres has been added to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Several elected officials on Tuesday dedicated a mile long stretch of land that will connect the trail project from Sandy to Corner Canyon in Draper.

Negotiations over creation of the latest stretch of trail started in 2007. Water company WaterPro owned the land and a deal was eventually made with financial help from the Trust for Public Land and Salt Lake County's open-space fund.

When the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is completed it could run from Santaquin in Utah County to the Idaho border, providing a hiking, biking and equestrian path.

Officials also say the latest addition to the trail will provide improved watershed protection.

Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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