Artist in Residence

The Donate Now button above will take you directly to the CFNEM website. Then click on River Center Fund link to make your donation at any time. 

Help make your River Center

a reality.  Embedded in the hillside of Duck Park,

it will be a thermometer

of the watershed's health,

a showcase of the

river's long life and an example

of our community's heart.

It can only happen with


Invasive Species Management

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.  

The River Center

Alpena, Michigan

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

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. 

Blue Heron Water Trail

Water Quality Monitoring

River Rats

Events and Programs