Annual Bay Day promotes preserves

Tram tours in search of wildflowers and butterflies will be led by Bill Boothe.
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Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:21 AM.

From its creation in 2003, the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves has performed to a succinct motto.

“People must be stakeholders in the land,” founding members said as a mission statement.

To promote the Preserves, to create more stakeholders and increase membership the Friends will hold Bay Day this weekend, with the event kicking off Friday with an astronomy walk and continuing through Saturday with tours, music and food.

Bay Day events begin 7 p.m. ET Oct. 4 with an Astronomy Walk & Talk lead by Dr. Cliff Harris from Gulf Coast State College. Walking in the preserve you will get a feel for just how large our solar system is and have fun observing the stars and night sky.

A Low Country Boil will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET and the menu includes boiled shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, Cole slaw, garlic bread and beverages.

A $10 donation is asked per meal.

During the February Bay Day 458 plates of shrimp boil were sold, representing a major fundraiser for the Friends.

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