Annual Bay Day promotes preserves

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM.

“Explore the Shore at St. Joseph Bay” with Rosalyn Kilcollins, Coastal Training Coordinator at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, on a field trip that includes walking, wading in water, pulling nets, and other hands-on activities in Eagle Harbor at the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

Visitors can join experienced guides on guided tram tours of the Buffer Preserve as they showcase the Buffer Preserve’s ecology and its importance to St. Joseph Bay, one of the most pristine coastal bays remaining in Florida.

Bay Day is held at the St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center, located at 3915 Highway 30-A in Port St. Joe. Knothe’s walk begins at the Center and moves across the highway to the Buffer Preserve trails.

The highlight of every Bay Day, of course, is the music and food.

This year the Boyer Band, featuring George, Cletus and Tom will be performing on the deck of the Buffer Preserve Center.

The 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.

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