Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board of Directors to Welcome Artist-in-Residence | News, Sports, Jobs

ALPENA – The Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board of Trustees at a recent meeting reviewed plans to remove invasive plants and welcomed Emily Drew Yates, this year’s artist-in-residence. She will be in Alpena from August 11-25 to work on water-themed paintings and artwork. Yates will also present a community program/workshop. Board members will welcome the artist during a sharing picnic at the home of Terry Gougeon, Chairman of the Board.

A spotted knapweed pull at Island Park was discussed, along with the locations of up to four memorial benches. The problem of the lack of a water source to water the gardens near the bridge connecting Duck Park to Island Park was also discussed.

There are openings on the board for volunteers interested in the Thunder Bay River which runs through the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. Those interested in volunteering can contact President Terry Gougeon at [email protected] or on the town’s website. Applications are available on the City of Alpena website under City Boards.

The current board members of Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary are President Terry Gougeon; secretary Judy Kalmanek; and board members Boris Gerber, Elizabeth Littler, Vernie Nethercut, Tom Orth and Roger Witherbee. The council liaison is Alpena’s Director of Planning, Development and Zoning, Montiel Birmingham.

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