Our Initiatives

Jekyll Island MOSAiC

PRESERVATION/CONSERVATION/EDUCATION
Recognition Opportunities available

A new Jekyll Island amenity from which people begin their own journey of discovery, exploring, and experiencing all the attractions, activities, and legendary sunrises and sunsets Jekyll has to offer.  To view Recognition Opportunities, click here.  

Diamondback Terrapin Conservation

CONSERVATION/EDUCATION
$50,000 Fund

The diamondback terrapin is a species of turtle that lives in the marshes surrounding Jekyll Island.  This unique species has long been a part of the natural and cultural history of the region, but is now threatened by human activities in the marsh.  

Each summer, dozens of female terrapins are hit by vehicles on the Jekyll Island Causeway as they cross the road in search of good nesting habitat.  Most of these injured turtles do not survive, and if this high road mortality continues, the local terrapin population may decline to a dangerously low size.  

The GSTC and its conservation partners utilize many strategies to help protect Jekyll terrapins. 

Archaeology and Paleo-ecology of Jekyll Island

CONSERVATION / PRESERVATION

DISCOVERING THE PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENTS OF THE PAST
Jekyll Island was a much different place when people first settled on this island.

Archaeological and paleo-ecological research tells the story of Jekyll’s past—how people lived on the island, interacting with plants and animals. This fascinating exploration of ancient times reaches back 4500 years.

Foundation donors have a unique opportunity to help us discover the unknowns of Jekyll Island’s deep history so that we can learn from this wealth of cultural and natural heritage.

Your contribution today will fund a comprehensive survey to identify and document the archaeological resources of Jekyll Island.

Putting these sites on the map is an essential first step towards preserving them and discovering the unique stories they harbor.

Enhancing Jekyll Island for Native Wildlife

CONSERVATION / EDUCATION

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST TO RESTORE AND ENHANCE COASTAL WILDLIFE HABITATS

Opportunities abound on Jekyll Island to establish and promote eco-system values that better support wildlife.

Land management practices—like invasive plant control, prescribed fire, connecting habitat fragments, pollinator-friendly landscaping, and creation of native grasslands and wetlands—all contribute to greater productivity and diversity of wildlife, great and small.

And, what we learn from Jekyll Island’s deep history can directly inform what type of landscapes we aim to restore.

Contributions today support land conservation management activities on the island and ensure that Jekyll Island has the necessary resources and staff training to apply cutting-edge science and maximize the value of Jekyll Island for native wildlife.

Keeping Jekyll Island - A haven for Birds

CONSERVATION / EDUCATION

ADVANCING OUR EFFORTS TOWARDS BIRD CONSERVATION

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 Foundation to do everything we 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.

Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

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