To build a healthier Thunder Bay River habitat and promote stewardship through environmental education and research.

About Us


In a world that seems to be wobbling on its axis, community spaces that ground and sustain us deserve our support. Situated near the confluence of the Thunder Bay River and Lake Huron's Thunder Bay, the City of Alpena's River Center is such a place. Residents and visitors to Alpena, Michigan will soon have a state-of-the-art interpretive center to compliment Alpena's 500-acre Wildlife Sanctuary which includes both the Duck Park and Island Park. The facility will be located next to Duck Park on Long Rapids Road. Despite already conducting programming this project is still in the planning stage, as funds are secured. If you believe in the River Center, place visit the website to see what you can do to help make it a reality.


Alpena High School - Bagley Creek Restoration, Wildlife Sanctuary Water Quality Info
Besser Elementary - Water Quality Monitoring - Arbor Day
4th grade students from Besser Elementary visit Duck Park/Island Park twice a year to learn and monitor river health.
Ella White - Native Fish and Restoration Project
From Sturgeon on Loan, to raising Lake Trout in the classroom, these 5th graders focus on the most wanted species in Lake Huron.
NOAA Great Lakes B-WET -  Our Rivers, Our Future
NOAA's B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018