Function/Description The Wildlife Sanctuary Board maintains Island Park for quiet recreation and environmental education in accordance with the 1985 agreement between the Michigan Land Trust Fund and the City of Alpena. It is the City's only natural park. In addition to encouraging use by school and community groups, special efforts are made to prevent erosion and emphasize indigenous plants. The Board promotes wise use of the 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the surrounding land. Island Park is part of the Bi-Path system. Long range plans include a boardwalk with educational signage and an interpretive center in the adjoining roadside park.
How can I become a member of this Board? There is a short application, which is available at City Hall or the application can be downloaded by clicking here. After submitting the application and proper review, suitable recommendation can be by the Mayor, City Council, or City Manager for appointment to this board.
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