New Wilson’s Plover chicks hatched on Jekyll’s south end.
Tracking bobcats through the use of high-speed trail cameras.
Progress on the Mosaic exhibitry space.
Progress on the Mosaic lobby.
By Dion Davis, Jekyll Island Foundation Executive Director
The Foundation experienced significant advances during 2018 towards fulfilling its mission of protecting and maintaining the beautiful island environment of Jekyll Island.
Progress was made towards the revitalization and re-purposing of the historic 1898 Club Stables into the Jekyll Island Mosaic, transforming the outdated Jekyll Island Museum into a premier interactive education center and cultural institution, scheduled to open in the spring of 2019.
Monies were also used to fund Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) future planning sessions and support the center’s ongoing animal research—collecting data on the native diamondback terrapin, as well as the area’s snakes, birds, alligators, and bobcats.
Through the efforts of generous donors, JIF purchased a new $60,000 digital X-ray unit for GSTC veterinarians to use in the rehabilitation of injured and ill wildlife. The user-friendly machine features advanced technology, superior resolution, and greater storage capability.
Donations also helped to defray architectural and engineering costs involved in the structural restoration and conservation of the island’s historic Hollybourne Cottage.
Many thanks to our new and renewing members and corporate sponsors who help sustain the Foundation through ongoing giving. We are grateful for your partnership!