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

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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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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This President`s Day, join the Jekyll Island Foundation in celebrating a heritage rich with presidential visits and technological milestones. Picture the moment in 1899 when President William McKinley`s presence at the Jekyll Island Club marked it as a crucible for significant political discourse, far beyond mere relaxation.

Fast forward to 1915, and find Jekyll Island at the heart of innovation, facilitating part of the first transcontinental phone call, a historic event involving President Woodrow Wilson. These moments are not just footnotes but vivid chapters that underscore the island`s legacy as a haven for both the nation`s elite and a hub of progress.

Let`s come together to honor and preserve the vibrant mosaic of Jekyll Island`s contributions to our nation`s story, a testament to its enduring spirit of advancement and historical significance.
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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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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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Throughout the years, Jekyll Island has witnessed countless timeless romances. The whispers of the ocean breeze and swaying Muhly Grass have accompanied murmurs of love and lifelong commitments. Jekyll Island`s natural beauty has not just been a backdrop, but an integral part of these love stories.

This Valentine`s Day, we honor the love stories that have become a part of Jekyll Island`s rich tapestry. We’re committed to preserving and cherishing the island’s wonders for all the romances to come.
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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: https://bit.ly/3OHIiAz

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

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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/3OAJBkQ

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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This year marks 25 years of serving this remarkable island full of nature and history.

We invite you to explore the Jekyll Island Foundation’s timeline on our website using the link in our bio.

We`ll be highlighting key milestones here on social media throughout the year.

The Jekyll Island Foundation Board is grateful for each member and sponsor and very proud to support the welfare of Jekyll and the initiatives of the Jekyll Island Authority.

We would love for you to see and enjoy what Jekyll has to offer—thriving wildlife, beautiful beaches, ongoing conservation projects, educational activities, historic island sites, community events, and more.

Subscribe to our newsletter for special events happening during our anniversary year.

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The alligators of Jekyll Island are a vital part of our rich ecosystem. These magnificent creatures have been around for years, serving as both predators and keystone species in our marshes.

📸 Spotting the Gators
Best Viewing Spots: Check out freshwater ponds, like Horton Pond, and marshes around the island. Remember, safety first! Always maintain a respectful distance.
Alligator Etiquette: These are wild animals, so no feeding or disturbing them. Let`s keep their habitat safe and natural.
Photo Moments: Capture your alligator sightings and share them with us!

🌱 Conservation Efforts:
Habitat Protection: We`re committed to preserving the natural habitats of our alligators.
Research and Monitoring: Ongoing studies help us understand and protect these incredible creatures.
Educational Programs: Join us for educational tours and Ranger Walks to learn more about the importance of alligators in our ecosystem.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Join the Effort!
Support Conservation: Your donations help us continue our work in protecting these magnificent creatures and their habitats.
Stay Informed: Follow us for updates on alligator conservation and island ecology.

Let`s celebrate and protect the magnificent alligators of Jekyll Island. Together, we can ensure that they continue to thrive in our waters for years to come!

👉 Discover more about our wildlife and conservation efforts 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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Become a @georgiaseaturtlecenter member. All membership levels include a variety of benefits, like free admission and discounts on retail items and special activities. And, family memberships include a symbolic sea turtle adoption.

Join 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.