A new viewing platform is being planned for the Hudson’s Bay Wetlands.

The Prince George Naturalists Club won a $15,000 grant from Fortis BC to finance the installation at last weeks Union of BC Municipalities Convention.

The viewing platform is just one part of the Club’s Hudson’s Bay Wetlands project.

“That’ll be a lovely spot” said Clive Keen with the Naturalists Club. “If we can get the bridge and the boardwalks at the far side of the lake then it’s going to be marvelous. Anyone coming into the centre of town can have a nature walk right in the heart of the city.”

Keen also hopes that the wetlands will become and educational site for school kids.

“It’ll be a wonderful educational spot” said Keen. “We’re already going to be putting in various signs, the signage program is coming on very nicely. The crucial thing really is making it a spot that everyone would like to walk around.”

Keen estimates that the project will be completed in 2017.