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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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#ThrowbackThursday -- In 1886, Munsey’s Magazine called Jekyll Island “the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world...”
As you travel to and fro Jekyll Island this summer be sure to keep an eye out for turtles crossing over the causeway! Only stop when safe to do so. #TurtleTuesday
Prime Day is a two-day parade of epic deals and it's coming soon! You can make a difference while you shop Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Shop with our link and AmazonSmile donates to Jekyll Island Foundation:
The new Jekyll Island museum allows curators to display artifacts from the island’s fascinating history, including Louis Vuitton luggage belonging to a family from the turn-of-the-century club Era.
Wishing you and yours a #Happy4thOfJuly! Will you be joining us as part of your celebration? 🇺🇲
#MondayMotivation -- Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude - Louie Schwartzberg
Have you visited the Jekyll Island Beach Village?
#ThrowbackThursday -- The Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Resort has remained elegant throughout the ages.
Celebrate someone special with a beautiful teak bench in a serene location on Jekyll Island. Learn more:
Last week, our Diamondback Terrapin AmeriCorps member, Micheal, found this terrapin sitting on the side of the road. When he went to grab her he found she was digging her nest on top of a fire ant mound (ouch!), and fire ants were swarming her entire body but she didn't seem to mind. Here's the fire ant lady after she laid her nest on the fire ant mound.
Happy First OFFICIAL Day of Summer! What sites are you most excited to visit this summer on Jekyll Island?
Looking for a special way to honor or memorialize someone? Adopting or planting a tree on Jekyll Island offers a lovely island landmark for a gift of tribute or remembrance. Learn more 🌴:
#MotivationMonday -- “Nature always wears the color of the spirit” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
#DidYouKnow -- Mosaic gallery admission is included with the tram tour of the National Historic Landmark District, and a new combination ticket includes museum and Georgia Sea Turtle Center admission.
#ThrowbackThursday -- It's always a beautiful day for a bike ride on the beaches of Jekyll Island.
Help preserve, conserve, and enhance Jekyll Island by becoming a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation:
When you explore Horton Trail, you can learn about the historical agriculture production on Jekyll Island and more with our interpretive panels along the route.
From member decals for your car to annual parking passes to gift shop discounts, helping preserve Jekyll Island and much more, becoming a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation has its perks! Learn more about becoming a member today:
We love our beautiful ocean and hope you’ll join us in celebrating #WorldOceansDay! We hope you’ll help us protect our oceans for generations to come! 🌊What does the ocean mean to you?
Give twice this Father's Day! Get dad the perfect gift from while also donating to the Jekyll Island Foundation.When you shop at, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to the Jekyll Island Foundation! #AmazonSmile
On Saturday, June 1st, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center released 14 diamondback terrapin hatchlings that were wintered at the GSTC. All of the hatchlings came from either dead or injured females from the causeway last year. The incubators were kept at a higher temperature to produce all female hatchlings. They currently have 5 on display in the center, with the rest roaming around the marsh. The release went well and we are hoping the best for them!
#MondayMotivation --
Visit the Wanderer Memory Trail during your visit to Jekyll Island this summer. This interactive learning experience moves beyond a dark time in history and brings to light the legacy and influence of the survivors of slavery on the Georgia coast.
#ThrowbackThursday -- English colonial soldiers (Red Coats) executing the multi-step orders required to fire a musket. This was a “volley of joy” in honor of the opening of the Mosaic.   The re-enactors were from Fort King George and the surrounding area.
When you visit the Jekyll Island Mosaic Museum, you'll be able to sit inside a 1947 Studebaker and listen to period music on the radio and hear an advertisement for the opening of the causeway!


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!


Dion Davis
Executive Director

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Jekyll Island Foundation

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