Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc.
State Road 30A
St. Joe, Florida 32456
A Florida Not-For-Profit Citizen Support Organization
The Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc.
is a newly formed non-profit group that has been established to protect,
preserve, and support the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve and the St.
Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve. The Friends will raise funds and provide
volunteer services to help manage the preserves and to improve your
understanding and enjoyment of the Buffer Preserve and the bay.
How can you
Volunteer to work at the Preserves. Positions
will be available for a wide variety of interests and expertise.
a member, make a donation or memorial gift. Your generosity will benefit the
St. Joseph Bay Preserves.
What is a CSO?
Citizen’s Support Organizations are
non-profit corporations given special status by Florida law that make it
possible for you to support your favorite public lands. In these times of
budget shortages CSOs are critical for providing much needed funds and
The Story of
In 1969 the St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve
was established to protect the important natural resources of St. Joseph Bay.
Recognizing the importance of the protection of surrounding uplands to the
preservation of the outstanding water quality and natural resources of the
bay, the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve was created in 1995 with an
initial 702 acres. Preserve acreage currently (9/03) totals 5,018 acres.
Together, these preserves help protect a regionally significant natural area
with outstanding ecological, economic and historical/cultural values.
You could make a
difference. Helping with a FUN
fundraiser….a “Low Country” boil at the preserve center …..or assisting
in the preservation of rare and endangered plants on the buffer preserve.