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New Alpena Fish & Wildlife Office hosting open house

Submitted by on March 25, 2010 – 6:41 amNo Comment

A number of dignitaries have been invited to the upcoming open house of the new Alpena Fish And Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO).

The new office is located next to the NOAA Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center on the site of the former Fletcher Paper Mill.

An April 9th open house is being held to show off the new facility to the public.  The list of invited guests include U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Bart Stupak, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Rowan Gould.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9:30 in the morning.

Scott Koproski, a biologist at the local office, says they are trying to bring in the vessel M.V. Spencer F. Baird for a fish stocking presentation.  Weather permitting, approximately 100,000 lake trout yearling will be loaded onto the boat and stocked off North Point Reef in Lake Huron.

Staff moved into their new surroundings in early February. 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.