There’s a new program – just announced – at St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve.


There’s a new program – just announced – at St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve. Beginning in January on the First Friday of each month (except July and October) Buffer Staff will host Tram Tours for the public. The tour lets you explore the uplands with an experienced guide and provides opportunities to observe the diverse communities present at the Buffer. Tour time is 9-11 a.m. ET departing from the Welcome Center parking lot. Join us to learn about the history and importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay.



Bring your binoculars, camera and water bottle! Twenty-eight lucky people will have the chance to explore the diversity of native plants and wildlife while enjoying a comfortable platform for photography.



In order to participate in this program, one must:



* have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.



* have the ability to enter and exit ADA accessible tram independently or with the assistance of a companion.



* have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors and insects for a period of 1.5 hours.



* have the ability to sit in an open trailer with wooden seats; hat and sunscreen recommended.