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Safeguarding Jekyll

Conserve. Preserve. Educate.

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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Our Initiatives
Monday mornings look a little better from Jekyll Island.
#ThrowbackThursday -- In 1926, Walter J. Travis designed the island’s seaside course for the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, Great Dunes Golf Course. Travis declared he “was enthusiastic over the prospects at [Jekyll] for one of the most beautiful courses in the country.” Travis passed away in 1927, and never saw the course completed. Great Dunes opened in January of 1928.
Since 2009, the Jekyll Island Authority’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) and Conservation department have had one of the most innovative AmeriCorps programs in the United States. The AmeriCorps GSTC program members contribute to rehabilitation, research, and education to conserve sea turtles.  Read more about their efforts: https://bit.ly/2WJRauz
That feeling when your toes finally touch the sand 🐢
In 1959, the first black-owned motel, The Dolphin Club, opened on Jekyll Island, and later became a group camp and youth center.
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#DidYouKnow -- The Horton House is the oldest tabby buildings in Georgia, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Enjoy the weekend pedaling around Jekyll Island with those you love 💚
What's better than a new Diamondback Terrapin hatchling? We can't think of anything!
What is your favorite exhibit at the Mosaic Museum?
From member decals for your car to annual parking passes and gift shop discounts, being a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation is a win-win!Learn more about becoming a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation: https://bit.ly/2GG4qdl
#MotivationMonday --
#ThrowbackThursday -- Jekyll Island opened as a state park in 1948 and enjoyed by visitors year-round ever since!
You shop and Amazon.com gives! When you select the Jekyll Island Foundation as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate 0.05% of your purchase total back to us!Shop AmazonSmile: https://amzn.to/2sZvET2
The best weekends are spent exploring Jekyll Island.
#Happy4thofJuly from the Jekyll Island Foundation! Wishing you a fun and safe weekend 🇺🇸
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center built a nest box along the Jekyll Island causeway for the crossing Diamondback Terrapins. Be sure to slow down and be on the lookout for the DBTs and stop only when it is safe to do so!
Take a step back in time and experience the history of Jekyll Island when you visit the Mosaic Musem on your next trip!Learn more and get your tickets: https://bit.ly/2QjDrGj
Enjoy exclusive privileges when you join the Jekyll Island Foundation as a Member!Learn more about our memberships and join today: https://bit.ly/2GG4qdl
#ThrowbackThursday -- In 1954, Tallu Fish founded the Jekyll Island Museum, operating then out of Indian Mound Cottage.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center offers learning opportunities for all ages!For touchless admission, purchase your tickets in advance online and show your purchase confirmation on arrival: https://bit.ly/2BVi4VV
Wishing all of our Jekyll Island loving dads a very #HappyFathersDay!
Be part of the team. Together, we can preserve Jekyll Island for generations.Learn more: https://bit.ly/2GG4qdl
#MotivationMonday -
Moss Cottage was built in 1896, as shown by the inscription in seashells on the front. Typical of the early club cottages, its rustic appearance is a reflection of the casual lifestyle of the original club members, who sought to escape from the pressures of the city to hunt, fish, and enjoy the natural beauty of the coastal environment.

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 smartphone 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

Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

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