Friends – Jekyll Island Foundation

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

Support the @georgiaseaturtlecenter ! It provides state-of-the-art emergency care to sick and injured sea turtles and other wildlife.

In addition to their rehabilitation efforts, the Center features patient viewing areas, interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, guided tours, and beach walks.

Housed in the former Power Plant, the facility is also a contributing structure within the Jekyll Island National Landmark Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Donate today at the link in our bio.

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Discover Horton Pond on Jekyll Island, a wildlife viewing area situated off North Beachview Drive.

Following the installation of a wheelchair-accessible observation deck in 2015, visitors have enjoyed unparalleled views of local wildlife in their natural habitats. This project, part of the Jekyll Island Foundation`s commitment to environmental stewardship, ensures everyone can experience the island`s beauty up close.

The Jekyll Island Authority Conservation Department diligently manages Horton Pond, employing eco-friendly practices such as a solar-powered aeration system to maintain a healthy ecosystem without harsh chemicals. And from April through September, the Gatorology program provides insights into the fascinating world of alligators.

Donate to the Jekyll Island Foundation to support ongoing efforts to preserve and educate by visiting the link in our bio! Your contributions help sustain these vital programs!

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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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This year holds special significance for the Jekyll Island Foundation as we commemorate 25 years of serving this charming island by looking back on some of our biggest achievements.

In 2017, with your support, we helped provide the @georgiaseaturtlecenter `s (GSTC) rescue fleet a fourth utility terrain vehicle and a second van. Both vans were also wrapped in beautiful images designed by JIA’s Marketing team to reflect the GSTC mission of rehabilitation, research, and education.

We invite you to explore our timeline at the link in our bio, which presents a remarkable story of service to Jekyll Island and the Jekyll Island Authority.

As always, we appreciate your support and commitment to help ensure that the island’s unique character is enhanced and preserved for generations to come.

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This Mother`s Day, we want to honor and appreciate the incredible women who nurture, teach, and inspire us every day.

"Moms are as relentless as the tides. They just don`t drive us to practice; the drive us to greatness." —Steve Rushin

Happy Mother`s Day to all the wonderful moms out there!

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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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Hollybourne Cottage was built in 1890 by Club member Charles Stewart Maurice. In its original condition, the vacation retreat was a much-loved haven for Mr. and Mrs. Maurice and their nine children. The Maurice family made an annual pilgrimage to Jekyll Island, where they enjoyed a whirlwind of entertainments and explored the island’s simple pleasures.

The architectural style of Hollybourne Cottage was called Jacobethan or pseudo-Jacobean and was an early example of an eclectic Tudor style popular from 1890 until 1940. The home features Flemish gables, paired chimney flues, and patterned stonework.

It is the only home built during the Club era with tabby. And it was constructed with a steel support system, solid base of 19 brick piers in the basement, and a system of trusses to help distribute the weight and support the living and dining room ceilings without the use of beams.

Today, the cottage remains a diamond in the rough, with ongoing efforts to preserve the structure. And #DidYouKnow you can book a tour of Hollybourne Cottage! The tour showcases the distinctive home designed, the family that called it home, and the ongoing efforts to preserve their beloved Hollybourne.

Experience the curious details of this one-of-a-kind residence: https://bit.ly/3WEODlf

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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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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Dive into the secrets of Jekyll Island and explore the mysteries of loggerhead turtle nesting. Thanks to recent funding by Jekyll Island Foundation, the @georgiaseaturtlecenter began collaborating with the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Loggerhead Genetics Project this spring.

This study sheds light on these magnificent creatures and their nesting behaviors, revealing insights crucial for their conservation. With the nesting season upon us, understanding these patterns helps us protect their future more effectively.

Loggerheads are more than just seasonal visitors; they are vital to the health of our coastal ecosystem. Each nest on our shores marks hope for survival and a call to action for all of us. By supporting the Jekyll Island Foundation, you directly contribute to ongoing research and protection efforts that make a difference.

Are you curious about the details of the study`s findings? Read the full story and discover how you can help at the link in our bio!

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As the Jekyll Island Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary, it`s important to remember the milestones defining its conservation efforts. The year 2012 was particularly notable with the completion of the Operation Plover Patrol campaign. This vital project enhanced research and protection for Wilson`s plover at the southern tip of Jekyll Island and expanded educational outreach to the public.

Support from the community has been crucial in advancing wildlife protection and engagement. Each achievement in this journey underscores the importance of collective commitment to conservation. The ongoing efforts to preserve Jekyll Island`s natural beauty and diverse species need continued support.

Discover more and contribute to the cause at the link in our bio!
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Step into history at Chichota Cottage. Originally built in 1897 by David H. King, Jr. of New York, this enchanting site is now a vibrant venue for education and special events, where history meets modern accessibility.

After sitting vacant since 1917, the house fell into disrepair. But in recent years, a series of improvements were made to the site to increase guest accessibility and safety amidst the ruins. As part of this first phase of rehabilitation beginning in 2019, an ADA ramp was constructed to provide access into the ruins, the former entry foyer of the house was paved, and the pool was partially filled to create an outdoor venue and classroom space, with the edge of the pool serving as seating for gatherings.

A generous gift to the Jekyll Island Foundation funded the second phase of rehabilitation in 2020. This phase focused on the rehabilitation of what was once Chichota’s enclosed courtyard. With the help of volunteers and Historic Preservation Field School students from the University of Georgia, the original quarry tiles were removed and salvaged from the courtyard. A new masonry base was poured, and a mix of original and reproduction quarry tile was laid on top to replicate the original courtyard paving plan.

Additional improvements are planned for the future to reestablish other areas of the house and fashion outdoor patio spaces.

Ongoing historic preservation efforts in Jekyll`s Historic District are made possible through visitation to the @mosaicmuseum, Jekyll Island Museum and 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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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.

Birds like the Great Blue Heron pictured—the largest heron in North America—migrates toward warmer temperate regions, so you are likely to find many on the island.

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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The Skeet House was originally built in the 1930s for recreational use by the Jekyll Island Club. Skeet shooting was a popular activity at the island resort, which first formed in 1886 as a hunting club.

Thanks to recent fundraising assistance by the Jekyll Island Foundation, the building recently became the focus of preservation efforts by the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum. It was taken apart piece by piece and reassembled in its current location along Pier Road.

In its new home in the heart of the historic district, the Skeet House now provides a centralized activity space for educational programs and entertainment within the historic district.

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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In 2016, as part of our ongoing journey, the Jekyll Island Foundation enabled the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) to acquire new flexible endoscope equipment. This technology enhances our ability to care for sea turtles, offering minimally invasive diagnostics and treatments that significantly advance our conservation efforts.

This step forward reflects our commitment to combining innovation with compassion in wildlife conservation. As we mark 25 years of dedication, your support is vital in sustaining our mission to heal and protect marine life.

Join our cause by visiting 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.