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Friends

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

This beautiful bird is known as the Great Egret. It migrates toward warmer temperate regions, so you are likely to find many on the island.

Jekyll Island is often described as one of Georgia`s "truly premier birding destinations" and not to be missed when birding the coast of Georgia.

Help advance bird conversation efforts and keep Jekyll Island a haven for birds by donating today at the link in our bio.

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Keep Jekyll Island a haven for birds!

Coastal Georgia’s value to birds as a migratory stopover and a seasonal refuge is immense. Nonetheless, many species of birds, here and worldwide, are suffering troubling population losses.

Your generosity enables the Jekyll Island Authority Conservation staff to do everything they can to make sure Jekyll Island is part of the conservation solution for birds, not part of the problem—from research and monitoring to educational partnerships and programs.

Donate today to support this initiative at the link in our bio.

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We`re more than halfway through 2024, and if you hadn`t heard already, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Jekyll Island Foundation!

For a quarter of a century, with the help of our donors and members, we`ve been supporting the conservation of the natural beauty and preservation of the rich history on Jekyll Island.

Join us in celebrating this milestone and explore donor-funded projects through the years by visiting our timeline. Learn more about our history and ongoing efforts at the link in our bio.

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Could this Wilson Plover be any cuter? Wilson Plovers are a shorebird commonly found on Jekyll Island, and they`re absolutely adorable! These little birds are about 7 inches long and have a distinctive black and white pattern on their feathers.

One of the best things about Wilson Plovers is that they nest right on the beach, which makes them easy to spot if you`re visiting Jekyll Island. However, this also means that they can be vulnerable to disturbances from humans and their pets, so it`s important to give them plenty of space and respect their habitat.

If you`re planning a trip to Jekyll Island, be sure to keep an eye out for these delightful little birds. And remember to do your part to protect their nesting sites so that future generations can enjoy them too!

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Villa Marianna was constructed in 1928 for Club member Frank Miller Gould, a second-generation member. Architect Mogens Tvede used a blend of Spanish Eclectic and Italian Renaissance in the style of this cottage.

Another mansion-turned-rental venue is Villa Marianna. It was built in 1928 for Frank Miller Gould, who was lucky enough to be a second-generation member of the esteemed Jekyll Island Club. The mansion was designed for Gould by Mogens Tvede, whose use of Spanish Eclectic and Italian Renaissance elements gave the cottage an exotic flair. Gould named it for his daughter, Marianne. One of the first buildings renovated, it once housed the offices of the Jekyll Island Authority.

Ongoing historic preservation efforts in Jekyll’s Historic District are made possible through visitation to the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum and through donations to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Give today at the link in our bio.

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Honor your friends and loved ones with a bench in one of Jekyll Island`s most scenic areas.

Adopt-A-Bench at the link in our bio.

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Today, we celebrate the birth of our great nation and the freedoms we cherish. Whether you`re at the beach, hosting a backyard cookout, or watching a dazzling fireworks display, we wish you a day filled with joy, laughter, and patriotism.

Happy Independence Day, America! 🎉🗽

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Help keep Jekyll Island a place of wonder for generations to come.

By becoming a member or renewing your membership, you are directly supporting the conservation, preservation, and education efforts that help make Jekyll Island unique.

Join or renew at the link in our bio.

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All paths taken lead to Jekyll Island!

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Diamondback terrapin nesting season is in full swing on Jekyll Island’s Causeway, often leading terrapins to cross the road in search of better nesting sites.

Since 2007, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center has worked to quantify and mitigate terrapin road mortality by monitoring, treating injured terrapins, and marking and releasing uninjured ones to assess population trends.

Take a closer look at 2024 terrapin trends at the link in our bio.

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#DidYouKnow—Henry Kirk Porter, a locomotive manufacturer and United States Senator, built Mistletoe Cottage in 1900. It was designed by Charles Alling Gifford as a Dutch Colonial Revival, with elements of both shingle style and classical style.

John Chaffin leased the home from Porter`s estate in 1924 and two years later bought it. At his death was the last living character member of the Club.

In more recent years, preservation staff consulted with specialists from the Northeast Document and Conservation Center to rehabilitate the cottage’s sunroom to its Jekyll Island Club-Era appearance. Efforts included:

—conducting a historic paint analysis to return the walls of the sunroom to their original blue paint color
—reproducing the hand-painted ceiling treatment featuring images of birds and leaves in brilliant colors
—framing the original Chinese silk wallpaper for display in the cottage

Ongoing historic preservation efforts in Jekyll’s Historic District are made possible through visitation to the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum and through donations to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Give today at the link in our bio.

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#DidYouKnow - Goodyear Cottage was built in 1906 for the lumber baron, Frank Henry Goodyear of Buffalo, New York. There are seven rooms and a half-bath on the first floor and five bedrooms and three baths on the second floor. The third floor originally contained a servant’s room, a bath, and a storage area.

The house was restored in 1974 and is now used as a center for the creative arts, housing the Jekyll Island Arts Association and the Jekyll Island Pottery Guild. Exhibits by both local and visiting artists are on display monthly.

Ongoing historic preservation efforts in Jekyll’s Historic District are made possible through visitation to @mosaicmuseum and through donations to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Give today at the link in our bio.

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Together we can make a lasting impact.

By becoming a member or renewing your membership, you are directly supporting the conservation, preservation, and education efforts that help make Jekyll Island unique.

Join or renew today at the link in our bio.

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In April 2019, a landmark moment was celebrated with the opening of @MosaicMuseum, the Jekyll Island Museum, which attracted over a thousand guests to its inaugural festivities. This achievement, funded by more than $3.5 million raised by the Jekyll Island Foundation, offers immersive exhibits that explore the island`s rich history in depth.

As our 25th anniversary is marked, Mosaic stands as a testament to the dedication to preserving Jekyll Island`s heritage. It underscores the importance of community support in achieving historic preservation and educational goals.

Celebrate this milestone and continue to support the mission to protect and educate, ensuring Jekyll Island`s legacy endures. Contribute today using the link in our bio!
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Today, we celebrate the end of slavery in the United States and honor the freedom, resilience, and contributions of African Americans. Let`s take a moment to reflect on the journey towards equality and justice, recognizing the struggles and triumphs that have shaped our history.

Juneteenth is a day to educate, uplift, and continue the fight for a more inclusive and equitable future. Join us in commemorating this important day and celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the Black community.

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Honor your friends and loved ones by adopting a palm tree in one of Jekyll Island`s most scenic areas. 🌴

Existing tree adoptions help to fund conservation and preservation efforts on Jekyll Island. Learn how to adopt a palm tree on Jekyll Island at the link in our bio.

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From the team at Jekyll Island Foundation, we wish every dad a joyous Father’s Day. Your dedication inspires us every day. Enjoy this special day—you deserve it!

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From sea turtles on Jekyll’s oceanfront beaches, to freshwater turtles and box turtles on the island’s interior, to diamondback terrapins that inhabit our marshes, each one is studied by the @georgiaseaturtlecenter team and @jekyll_island Authority conservationists.

GSTC day and night beach patrols are part of a unique, long-running project—consistently supporting egg protection, hatchling development, and better coastal habitat management.

Support this great work through a tax-deductible contribution at the link in our bio.

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Stay up-to-date with all things Jekyll Island Foundation by joining our email list to receive our monthly newsletter.

Subscribe today at the link in our bio.

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Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

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

 

Looking to contact the Jekyll Island Authority? Please click here.