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Yakima Helping Cowiche Canyon Conservancy in Land Purchase

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The city of Yakima is helping with efforts to expand the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.

The city council approved 70-thousand dollars to help the conservancy buy some land near Summitview Avenue at the end of the trail.

The city says the purchase would help them with a number of long-term goals.

They include adding more trails in the new area and securing part of the watershed to ensure better water quality.

"It's a really great partnership between the city and also an independent organization because we all have the same interest at heart and this way we can work together to make it a more successful project," said Debbie Cook with the City of Yakima.

While the city kicked in 70-thousand dollars to buy the land, that only represents about 20 percent of the cost.

The conservancy will cover the rest of the purchase price for the property.

The city says adding the land would also help with salmon preservation.