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Wildlife Sanctuary Board

Primary Contact:
Roger Witherbee
Address: 15660 Long Lake Hwy
Phone: (989) 595-3919
Fax: (989) 354-1709
City of Alpena Primary Contact:
Adam Poll, Director
Planning & Development
Phone: (989) 354-1770
Fax: (989) 354-1709


Appointee Name Office Term Appointed
Term Expires
Susie Austin   3 Years City Council 06/01/2016 06/01/2019
Judith Kalmanek   3 Years City Council 02/04/2016 02/04/2019
Elizabeth Littler   3 Years City Council 01/07/2016 01/07/2019
Vernie Nethercut   3 Years City Council 01/07/2016 01/07/2019
Roger Witherbee Chair 3 Years City Council 11/17/2008 12/01/2017
Melissa Doubek   3 Years City Council 03/03/2008 05/01/2017
Thomas Orth   3 years City Council 03/16/2016 03/01/2019
Terry Gougeon   3 Years City Council 07/01/2013 05/2016
Jackie Walchak Ex-Officio Non-Voting
ACC Representative

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 Committee 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/committee.

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Wildlife Sanctuary Board Agendas
and Minutes

Thunder Bay
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October 2014
April 2014
January 2014



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