A new accessible observation deck and nature trail are now in place on the south side of the Hudson’s Bay Wetland near the footbridge south of Exploration Place. The deck was constructed entirely by volunteers from the Prince George Naturalists Club, Caledonia Ramblers and Prince George Singles Activity Group. Nowell Senior organized and coordinated the construction from start to finish with George Roberts leading and directing construction of the observation deck. Other volunteers included Clive Keen, Ruth McNeil, Lynda Cawley, Doug Knox, Ron Neukomm, Blair Rice, Cliff Murphy, Ric Mlynarczyk and John Glass. Lunches were provided by PGSAG and delivered by Cindy Bereck.
Darren Adams Contracting Ltd. built the accessible nature trail. Nowell Senior and Ron Neukomm did the levelling, compacting and site clean-up. Darren also gave volunteer hours when not operating his machinery.
These generous volunteers contributed over 220 hours to ensure completion of the deck and trail. They also made invaluable contributions-in-kind by donating the use of a cement mixer, portable generator and portable pump. Without their hard work the deck and trail could not have been completed this year. Thank you all! Photos contributed by Nowell Senior