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Ontario eyes taming thickets for new river trail

The portion of the Snake River that runs through Walmart's property is the site of a former homeless encampment and is thicketed and unkempt. (The Enterprise/Liliana Frankel).

ONTARIO – Ontario residents are one step closer to enjoying a riverside promenade after the city acquired the quarter-mile portion of the Snake River’s banks that run through Walmart property. 

City Manager Adam Brown has a vision for the tangled thickets strewn with trash – a tidy trail following the river where city residents can bike, walk, run or skate. The Tater Tots Trail, or Snake River Trail, will be 3.2 miles long and is an element of the city’s strategic plan to enhance its desirability and lifestyle. 

Before anything can be built, however, the city must have the land. The planned route along . . .