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

#didyouknow: In an average year, a single Chimney Swift can fly 1,350,000 miles.

We are partnering with Jekyll Island Authority’s Conservation team to build and install bat boxes and chimney swift towers on Jekyll Island. These are wooden structures that mimic the features of chimneys and attics but are safer and more suitable for the animals.

Help us reach our goal of $5,000! Every dollar you give counts!

Donate 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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#didyouknow: Bat boxes can lure bats from attics. By plugging the hole into an attic after the animals leave to forage at nightfall, homeowners can force bats to find an alternative home—and bat boxes are a perfect replacement.

We are partnering with Jekyll Island Authority’s Conservation team to build and install bat boxes and chimney swift towers on Jekyll Island. These are wooden structures that mimic the features of chimneys and attics but are safer and more suitable for the animals.

Help us reach our goal of $5,000! Every dollar you give counts!

Donate today at the link in our bio.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #conservation #chimneyswifts #bats #crowdfunding #support #donate #wildlife #habitat
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Happy Friday! Get outside for a bike ride around Jekyll Island this weekend! 🚲 #jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #goldenisles #exploregeorgia #preserve #conserve #educate ...

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Over halfway there! 👏🏼 We`ve surpassed the 60% mark of our fundraising goal to build homes for chimney swifts and bats on Jekyll Island. 🦇

Chimney swifts and bats are amazing nocturnal animals that eat insects and pollinate plants. But they need dark places to rest during the day, but they are losing their natural habitats.

Thank you to everyone who`s contributed so far. Let`s continue this journey together and make a lasting impact.

Help us reach our goal of $5,000! Every dollar you give counts!

Donate today at the link in our bio.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #conservation #chimneyswifts #bats #crowdfunding #support #donate #wildlife #habitat
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#didyouknow: In 1918 the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was passed, protecting chimney swifts and other migratory bird species and requiring humans to not remove them or their nests until the end of the breeding season.

We are partnering with Jekyll Island Authority`s Conservation team to build and install bat boxes and chimney swift towers on Jekyll Island. These are wooden structures that mimic the features of chimneys and attics but are safer and more suitable for the animals.

Help us reach our goal of $5,000! Every dollar you give counts!

Donate today at the link in our bio.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #conservation #chimneyswifts #bats #crowdfunding #support #donate #wildlife #habitat
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We`ve reached more than 40% of our fundraising goal for the chimney swift and bat houses! 🙌

Chimney swifts and bats are amazing nocturnal animals that eat insects and pollinate plants. But they need dark places to rest during the day, but they are losing their natural habitats. Your support is making a real impact!

But we`re not done yet – there`s still more to achieve! Let`s keep the momentum going and create a thriving habitat for these incredible creatures. 🦇

Help us reach our goal of $5,000! Every dollar you give counts!

Donate today at the link in our bio.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #conservation #chimneyswifts #bats #crowdfunding #support #donate #wildlife #habitat
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Happy Labor Day from the Jekyll Island Foundation! Take a well-deserved break, enjoy time with loved ones, and let`s honor the labor that built America. #laborday
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#didyouknow: Grasslands were once the most widespread and common habitat for bats and chimney swifts in the Southeastern U.S., maintained by Native American use of fire and by nature`s lightning strikes.

We are partnering with Jekyll Island Authority`s Conservation team to build and install bat boxes and chimney swift towers on Jekyll Island. These are wooden structures that mimic the features of chimneys and attics but are safer and more suitable for the animals.

Help us reach our goal of $5,000! Every dollar you give counts!

Donate today at the link in our bio.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #conservation #chimneyswifts #bats #crowdfunding #support #donate #wildlife #habitat
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Help us build homes for chimney swifts and bats on Jekyll Island! 🦇

We may shudder at the look of them—but bats work hard on our behalf to rid the world of pesky biting insects like mosquitos and gnats. These nocturnal creatures, along with remarkable chimney swifts, are truly guardians of the night!

Unfortunately for Jekyll`s bats and chimney swifts, the supply of dark spaces for their daytime repose is limited due to a significant reduction in the number of standing dead trees on the island, due to storm events over the past 5-7 years. This impingement of their normal habitat forces them to find refuge in places like our attics or chimneys—which are unsuitable for humans.

Your support of this much-needed project allows JIA`s Conservation team to rehome, monitor and study these animals.

Please join us in this mission and donate today at the link in our bio.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #conservation #chimneyswifts #bats #crowdfunding #support #donate #wildlife #habitat
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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.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #goldenisles #exploregeorgia #preserve #conserve #educate
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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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"The sky broke like an egg into full sunset, and the water caught fire." —Pamela Hansford Johnson

What`s your favorite place to watch sunset on Jekyll Island?

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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/3YMibvY

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.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #goldenisles #exploregeorgia #preserve #conserve #educate
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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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Members are an integral part of the work of the Jekyll Island Foundation, and we are always excited to welcome more individuals to this special group!

Foundation membership is a very simple process and allows you a number of wonderful privileges as you visit Jekyll Island. Membership privileges expand with the amount of your gift and include annual island parking passes, guest amenity passes, gift shop discounts, and more.

Learn more about our membership benefits at the link in our bio.

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All paths taken lead to Jekyll Island!

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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.