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Safeguarding Jekyll

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A place as unique as Jekyll Island relies on the vision of insightful people and organizations to keep its history, natural beauty and character alive and well through changing and challenging times.  The Jekyll Island Foundation is proud to be counted among those dedicated to the welfare of a truly extraordinary Island.

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Have you experienced the interpretive panel under the Treatment Room window at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center? Be sure to make time to visit our friends at the GSTC during your next visit! 🐢
The Jekyll Island Authority’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center has historically had a significant number of diamondback terrapin (DBT) hatchlings—743 since 2007! What may be unknown to many is how these little turtles end up at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.Learn more about the DBTs in our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3esVwwi
Thinking of and thanking all those who make it possible to enjoy little moments like this. Wishing everyone a safe #MemorialDay weekend 🇺🇸
Our new Text to Give option makes it easy to honor a loved one, celebrate life’s special moments, or simply embody your lasting adoration for Jekyll Island! 📱 Learn more about how you can Text To Give: https://bit.ly/2SVDwkI
Coastal Georgia’s value to birds as a migratory stopover and a seasonal refuge is immense. Your generosity enables the Foundation to do everything we can to make sure Jekyll Island is part of the conservation solution for birds—from research and monitoring to educational partnerships and programs.Donate now to help migratory bird conservation and research efforts on Jekyll Island: https://bit.ly/2xFX4Ud
The Mosaic Museum and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center are open (with adjusted occupancy and new protocols)! [Modified hours for both will be from 10am-4pm with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center closing from 1-1:30 for deep cleaning.]
The Mosaic Museum and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center are open (with adjusted occupancy and new protocols)! [Modified hours for both will be from 10am-4pm with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center closing from 1-1:30 for deep cleaning.]
#ThrowbackThursday -- Do you know what is currently housed in the old Jekyll Island Club Stables?
It’s THAT time of year again! Our Diamondback Terrapin ladies have started crossing the causeway! 🐢 Please look out for these fertile turtles on the go and remember ONLY STOP and help if it is SAFE for you to do so.
Wishing all the mom’s the Happiest of Mother’s Days! #HappyMothersDay
During the winter months, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center commonly receives cold-stunned turtles, often from other parts of the country. Each year the GSTC creates a “naming theme” for these patients. One year the theme was ice cream flavors and a young green turtle patient that year was named “Chocolate.”  For the first couple of months, Chocolate was a routine case, requiring only basic supportive care (fluids, antibiotics, good nutrition) and was ready for release after about 8 weeks. Unfortunately, just prior to release, the left-side bottom (called the plastron) of his shell appeared enlarged.Read more about Chocolate's journey in our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2YH03XE[Photo of Chocolate at the time of admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center Hospital.]
Since its inception in 1999, the Jekyll Island Foundation has provided funding for numerous projects that have added even more luster to our already illustrious island. Did you know the Horton Pond Conservation Project is an ongoing initiative for the JIF? The funding helps to create enhancements to improve visitor experience, provide environmental education, and create nesting habitat for wading birds.
#MotivationMonday --
A view we never get tired of!
#ThrowbackThursday --
Your contribution makes a difference! Together, we can preserve Jekyll Island for generations.Learn more about our initiatives: https://bit.ly/2VQQV0O
Discover all Jekyll Island has to offer!
April marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of Mosaic, the Jekyll Island Museum! Have you visited the renovated museum?Read about new exhibits and more in our latest newsletter: https://bit.ly/3aEkab8
Happy #EarthDay! 🌎  We're probably biased but we believe Jekyll Island is one of the most beautiful places on earth! Share with us some of your favorite photos of Jekyll Island.
Now we're making it even easier to honor a loved one, celebrate life’s special moments, or simply embody your lasting adoration for Jekyll Island! 📱 Learn more about how you can Text To Give: https://bit.ly/2SVDwkI
The revitalization of the National Landmark Historic District on Jekyll Island is one of the largest, on-going restoration projects in the Southeastern United States. The Jekyll Island Foundation has helped to fund several projects within the district. Do you have a favorite?
#ThrowbackThursday -- The Club Era on Jekyll Island came to an end as a result of World War II. In 1947, the island was sold to the State of Georgia for use as a State Park, offering opportunities for recreation and pleasure along the Georgia Coast to everyone.
Tuesday's are for turtles and there's nothing you can say to change our minds!
Wishing you a very Happy Easter from the Jekyll Island Foundation! #HappyEaster
Built in 1891, Hollybourne is a Jacobethan-style, two-story property that once belonged to a prominent bridge builder—Charles Stewart Maurice. The cottage is unique since it’s the only one of that era to be constructed with tabby—a concrete mixture of lime, sand, and shell.Originally, this nine-bedroom living space (12,271 square feet!) accommodated Maurice, his wife, Charlotte, and their nine children. Maurice’s bridge-building experience factored into the design: large open rooms on the ground floor, no support beams cluttering the space, and wooden trusses with long steel bolts supporting the second floor.

Friends

We’re Looking for a Few Good Shots.

Dear Foundation Friends,

When you visit Jekyll Island, it’s almost impossible NOT to take great pictures. You probably have a few on your smart phone of yourself with Jekyll’s pristine beauty or historic buildings in the background. If this is indeed the case, why not share? Post them to facebook and instagram using #JekyllIslandFoundation. Chances are you’ll see them here, and help us make even more friends!

Thanks,

Dion Davis
Executive Director

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Jekyll Island Foundation

P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-4100