Accomplishments

Girls Examine Turtle Egg
Smiling Tuber

Our Recent Successes Include


  • 2015 - Received grants / donations for the Studebaker Tree sign management work
  • 2015 - Established the St. Joseph County Parks Fund, an endowment in the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
  • 2015 - Received habitat improvement grant for Bendix Woods
  • 2014 - Received grant for interpretive signage for Studebaker Tree Sign at Bendix Woods
  • 2014 - Received grant for pond shoreline restoration at Bendix Woods
  • 2014 - Received grant from Bike Michiana Coalition for LaSalle Trail
  • 2013 - Received grants/donations for the Studebaker Tree sign management work
  • 2013 - Dedicated the Pfeil Pavilion at St. Patricks' County Park
  • 2013 - Received habitat improvement grant for Bendix Woods
  • 2013 - Facilitated a grant to upgrade computer software
  • 2012 - Received donations for the Pfeil Pavilion and Courtyard project at St. Patrick's County Park
  • 2012 - Received habitat improvement grant for Bendix Woods
  • 2011 - Received grant to fund management plan for Studebaker tree sign at Bendix Woods County Park
  • 2011 - Received grant to fund floating dock for education programs at Spicer Lake Nature Preserve
  • 2011 - Dedicated the restored Visible Fry gas pump at St. Patrick's County Park
  • 2011 - Funded dock restoration at Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Park

Our Past Successes Include


  • 2010 - Assisted with the funding and dedication of the Goodhew Gazebo
  • 2010 - Provided the local match for Baugo Creek stabilization project
  • 2010 - Sponsored BioBlitz and Sugar Camp Days activities
  • 2009 - Facilitated a grant to upgrade department-wide computer software
  • 2009 - Commenced the Howard Goodhew Memorial Fund to finance construction of the Goodhew Gazebo
  • 2009 - Facilitated fundraising for painting the Red Barn
  • 2008 - Sponsored BioBlitz and Sugar Camp Days activities
  • 2008 - Received grants and provided match money for native plantings at Bendix Woods
  • 2008 - Funded research and concept development for Spicer Lake Visitor Center exhibits
  • 2007 - Assisted with the Jaffe Shelter dedication at the playground at St. Patrick's County Park
  • 2007 - Purchased new seating for the Visitor's Center at Spicer Lake Nature Preserve
  • 2007 - Facilitated a grant to upgrade department-wide computer software
  • 2007 - Assisted with the acquisition of 100 acres adjacent to St. Patrick's County Park