ALPENA, Mich. — The Thunder Bay River Center project received a large donation from Meijer today. The building will focus on a five county area and educate people about different aquatic life and other information about these watersheds.
Chairman of the board for the Thunder Bay River Center, Roger Witherbee, accepted a check made out to the river center for $50,000. “Its going to be an interpretive center and an education center, and a destination for people to come see all the species,” he says.
Warren Richter, Meijer store director, was there to hand the check over, and he said they are excited to contribute to this community. “I think this is by far one of the more exciting ones, because it will be a brand new building that will just be another great gathering place for the community that will also be a great piece of education as well,” he says.
Roger Witherbee says the $4 million building is planned to begin construction in 2021.