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

Become a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation today and contribute to the welfare of a truly extraordinary island! Gold, Platinum, or Diamond levels receive a Jekyll Island Foundation Stanley® thermos.

Join or renew today at the link in our bio.

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Jekyll Island is home to more than a thousand acres of maritime forest, 10 miles of shoreline, and marshes filled with many wonders. Learn more about the island’s natural resources from Jekyll’s own park ranger during a Ranger Walk, a unique eco-experience.

Walk down a historic trail through one of the island’s most diverse habitats, viewing Jekyll Island’s active bald eagle nest. On tour with Jekyll Island Conservation staff, learn the trail’s history, identify unique vegetation communities, and see examples of active wildlife research efforts.

Check for upcoming availability @jekyll_island.

Ongoing conservation efforts on Jekyll Island are made possible through donations to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Give today at the link in our bio.

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You and your loved ones can enjoy the many privileges of membership and know that your commitment and support helps to ensure that Jekyll Island’s unique character is enhanced and preserved for future generations.

Join or renew today 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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Remember to keep your eyes peeled when driving on the causeway!

Thanks to the ongoing conservation program led by the @georgiaseaturtlecenter automobile-induced mortality has been steadily declining the past several years.

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 Georgia Sea Turtle Center team and Jekyll Island Authority conservationists.

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

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'Tis the season! 🎄 Holly Jolly Jekyll kicks off this weekend and lasts until January 8! For details on all events, visit the link in @jekyll_island 's bio!

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Jekyll Island Foundation!

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." —Henry Van Dyke

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As you participate in Black Friday, CyberMonday and general holiday shopping, remember that every purchase you make through @AmazonSmile can help Jekyll Island Foundation preserve this beautiful place! Learn how at the link in our bio.

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If it requires bare feet in the sand, my answer is yes!

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Join us for this second annual fun-and-frigid fundraising event for the @georgiaseaturtlecenter on Nov 26. There's still time to register at the link in @jekyll_island bio.

Many sea turtles get caught in hypothermic water temperatures during winter, and your support will assist with cold-stun rehabilitation and recovery. Take the plunge and raise some funds!

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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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Have you spotted any of these large, pink visitors on Jekyll Island? Not to be confused with flamingos, these are Roseate Spoonbills.

Roseate Spoonbills are usually found in marshes and wetlands along the coast, and they’re pink for the same reason flamingos are–their diet.

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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Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served our country. This #VeteransDay, we salute you.

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Jekyll Island Foundation memberships start at only $50! You can help preserve and conserve @jekyll_island for generations to come. Join or renew today 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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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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Have you visited Faith Chapel yet? Constructed in 1904 for the members of the Jekyll Island Club, Faith Chapel has welcomed visitors for more than a hundred years. From the heart pine flooring to the copper tip of the steeple, the combined elements immerse guests into Faith Chapel’s Club-Era past.

The furnishings in Faith Chapel complement the gothic-revival architecture, with their simple forms and trefoil cutouts recalling the technique of Medieval craftsman and the decoration of European Gothic cathedrals.

The Jekyll Island Foundation—in conjunction with the @jekyll_island Authority and @jekyllfriends (FOHJI)—remains committed to the preservation of the island’s historic resources. Future efforts are planned to ensure Faith Chapel is preserved for generations to come.

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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Wishing you and your family a happy and safe Halloween!

"There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight." — Unknown

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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.