Re-opening party at Willard Bay after fuel spill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah State Parks will hold a re-opening celebration next month at Willard Bay State Park’s North Marina, which has been closed since a fuel spill last year.

Officials say the May 24 event at the northern Utah park will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include music, food and educational booths.

Earlier this year, state officials approved a $5.35 million settlement with Chevron over the pipeline leak, which released about 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

Officials say that in addition to clean up after the spill, the park has received new wildlife habitat, restored nature trails and additional parking.

The park, located 12 miles northwest of Ogden, is one of the state’s busiest, attracting about 350,000 visitors last year.

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