The Castlegar Wetlands Team wants to see a property on 14th Avenue protected

The Castlegar Wetlands Team met with Castlegar Council this week, to express concerns when it comes to the recent listing of a property on 14th avenue for sale.

Spokesperson Julie Leffelaar says the property in question straddles many important features in South Castlegar, including a wetland that's home to many animals.

It's also a big recreation area.

She says they have a lot of support in the community to protect the area, including from the local rock climbing groups, Castlegar Parks and Trails, and ecologists.

They asked the city to buy the property, and that's gone to the planning committee.

They're also hoping the city will rezone the area, which at this point is zoned residential housing.

They have a facebook page with more details Castlegar Wetlands and Recreation Area.