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St. Joseph Bay Preserve

The 5,000 acre St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve provides an essential buffer to St. Joseph Bay and helps protect the Bay’s water quality, natural productivity and critical habitats.



The Preserve is home to more than 20 endangered plants, one of the highest concentrations of rare plants in the Southeast. 


It is also home to 21 known archaeological and historical sites, including one of the most significant shell-tool manufacture sites in the region. 

The Splash Trash Tour Pop Up Show will be housed in the beautiful St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center. 



The Center provides support to individuals conducting research, education, resource management and other projects consistent with the Preserves’ goals and objectives.

Tour Host:  
Linda White
President, Friends of St.Joseph Bay Preserves

Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves is a non-profit citizen support organization  established to protect, preserve, and support the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve and the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve.


St. Joseph Bay State Buffer & Aquatic Preserves Center

3915 State Rd. 30A,

Port St. Joe, Florida 32456

850-229-1787, Ext. 1


Hours:  Weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Admission:  Free

March 31 - April 9, 2017

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