Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to tour the island near the Duck Park and learned that it is part of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary is a 500-acre nature preserve located within the city on a segment of the Thunder Bay River. It is a beautiful treasure our community shares and I feel very fortunate to have this gem nearby. During the tour our guide mentioned there is a "no wake" rule within the wildlife sanctuary so when boats come through the waters they don't unnecessarily churn up the water and disturb the wildlife. This rule was enacted to assure that the sanctuary will be preserved in pristine condition for generations to come.