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On Tuesday, November 29, you can be a part of a world day of giving by making an online donation at cfnem.org/givingtuesday.The Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary hopes you will help support our many educational and community outreach efforts that include:


Preserving our Great Lakes and their rich maritime history

Engaging nearly 6,000 students annually

Attracting 100,000 visitors to the region every year

Preparing our students for the jobs of the future



If we can generate 50 donations or raise $7,500 by 11:59 p.m., Giving Tuesday, November 29, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Jeff Gray will jump in the icy Thunder Bay River wearing a TURKEY SUIT!!!


Donors will be invited to come cheer Jeff on as he makes the big jump on Thursday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m.


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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with your help, is making things happen!

Established in October, 2010, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary support the mission of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary – to identify, protect, conserve, and enhance the natural and maritime heritage resources, values, and qualities of the National Marine Sanctuary System for this and future generations throughout the nation.

Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is supported by generous donations from individual, corporate, and foundation donors as well as earned income from Sanctuary Store sales, special programs, and other fee-for-service initiatives. Gifts are managed by the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan.





Download our "Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary" brochure here.