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Established in 1989, the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that assists the St. Joseph County Parks in land acquisition, park program enhancements, greenways connections and stewardship of natural and cultural resources. We build partnerships that contribute to a vibrant, livable community today and for future generations. Through your donations, we are able to care for and enhance the investment in your County Parks .
Spicer Lake Nature Preserve
Memberships in the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation
With your donation of $30 or more you become a member of the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation / Friends of St. Joseph County Parks.
Or to send your contribution by mail:
Mail your name and check (payable to the St. Joseph County
Parks Foundation) to:
Restoring the Historic Studebaker Trees.
A half-mile long and over 75 years old, the tree sign spelling “Studebaker” is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The St. Joseph County Parks Department and St. Joseph County Parks Foundation, many donors and volunteers are working to restore the historic Studebaker Tree sign at Bendix Woods County Park. Planted in 1938 by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, it was designed by the Studebaker Corporation as a tribute to the relatively new (at the time!) aviation industry. Dead trees and understory were cleared throughout 2014. Over 2000 evergreen saplings will be planted in 2015 to fill in the vacant areas where dead trees were removed.