Thunder Bay River Center

Artist in Residence

Field­ based invasive species management training is offered in collaboration with NEMI Great Lakes Stewardship and Huron Pines

2020 Artist, Autumn Bildson

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Water Quality Monitoring

River Rats

A hands-on environmental science summerprogram for elementary students. Sponsored by the City of Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board, the River Rats program is free to participants, and funded with grants and donations.  Click here to sign up

Invasive Species Management

The annual fundraiser for the Thunder Bay River Center is held on Grand Lake. 2021 will be its 14th year!

Join the fun on February 19, 2021

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

Alpena, Michigan

Programs and Partners

The Artist-In-Residence program is open to visual artists whose work will be influenced by the natural beauty of the Sanctuary and developed in their chosen medium. Contact Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board for more information.