The St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve's Winter Bay Day featured a low country shrimp boil. [ WENDY WEITZEL | THE STAR ]
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Take a day to enjoy the bay

Friends group to host Winter Bay Day Feb. 4

Bay Day is back. 

The Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves invite everyone to attend the winter Bay Day fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. EST.

The event will be held at the Preserves Center, located at 3915 SR 30-A in Port St. Joe. 

October Bay Day was a success with more than 250 in attendance. 

The event will feature a low country shrimp boil, open house of the buffer preserve center, live music, photo exhibits, raffles, backwoods tram tours and more. 

This Bay Day fundraiser has historically allowed The Friends to purchase lots for inclusion in Buffer Property; paid for WIFI, appliances for the Lodge, projection equipment, educational displays and various tech equipment; and allowed for the purchase of electric vehicles and their support and  buoy markers for Saint Joseph Bay.  

However, Bay Day does more than raise money for the preserves. It promotes the role of the preserves by creating an opportunity for members of the surrounding community and visitors to visit the Buffer and learn about the precious ecological resources we strive to protect.  

Tram tours, educational displays, and interaction with Preserves personnel provide a connection with The Friends’ mission that goes beyond dollars.  It tells people that the Preserves are an important part of their community and the larger world beyond.

Tour the Preserves  

Explore the preserves on a guided Tram Tour through the backwoods trails of the Buffer Preserve and learn about the native animal and plant life. Tour departure times are 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. EST.

Reservations are recommended and will be available at the Bay Day event. Bay Day tram tour seating will be first come first served.


Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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