A self-guided tour of the sanctuary waterways using the provided map and brochure.  (Canoes and kayaks are available for rent)

Help raise funds for the TBRC February 24th 2018 and have a great time out on the ice with the Reel Fun Ice Fishing Tournament. 

A hands-on environmental science summerprogram for kids ages 5 - 10. Sponsored by the City of Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board, the River Rats program is free to participants, and funded with grants and donations.  

Events and Programs

Invasive Species Management

River Rats

Artist in Residence

Offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue the artistic discipline of freshwater themed art while being surrounded by a unique urban ecosystem.

Water Quality Monitoring

The Donate button above will take you directly to the CFNEM River Center website.  Complete the form to make your donation at any time. 

Help make your River Center

a reality. 

Embedded in the hillside of Duck Park, TBRC will be

  •  a thermometer of the watershed's health, 
  • a showcase of the river's long life
  • an example of our community's heart.

TBRC can only happen with


Field­ based invasive species management training is offered in collaboration with Alpena Public Schools and Alpena Community College

On going water quality monitoring activities take place in partnership with schools throughout the Thunder Bay River Watershed. 

Alpena, Michigan

Blue Heron Water Trail

The River Center