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July 25 • 12:11 PM
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!
July 9 • 12:32 PM
Through the efforts of the Jekyll Island Foundation, the Jekyll Island Authority’s Georgia Sea Turtle Center is currently developing, and in the process of implementing, a brand new interactive exhibit for our main gallery. As visitors follow the Journey of a Sea Turtle, they will partake in a hands-on interactive mission to help cure one of our newest “sea turtle patients”, which is a life sized model of a sea turtle.
July 7 • 12:52 PM
The sea turtles are not the only animals on Jekyll’s beaches laying eggs. The threatened Wilson’s plovers “Charadrius wilsonia” have been spotted by bird enthusiasts, tourists and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s morning turtle patrol. Have you seen any plovers in your time on Jekyll Island ?
July 1 • 12:21 PM
The Disney Conservation Fund has teamed with the Jekyll Island Foundation for over three years, accomplishing multiple efforts with sea turtle research, rehabilitation, and education. Now, we have expanded our wildlife conservation efforts to study the movements of American crocodiles in the Térraba River in Costa Rica. Our field team includes the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Reserva Playa Tortuga, along with assistance from La Tarde Biological Station and the University of Georgia Applied Wildlife Conservation Lab.
June 27 • 12:53 PM
The Jekyll Island Foundation donors are the main reason our sea turtle patrol vehicles keep on rolling, and for that we are truly grateful. Come out and join us this summer, and see for yourself what makes our programs so unforgettable! Spending the night or morning alongside their research team will never leave you short of awe-inspiring moments and new knowledge about sea turtles and coastal ecology.
June 25 • 12:12 PM
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June 17 • 12:43 PM
Hollybourne’s rejuvenation has been a painstaking process lovingly taken up by our hardworking volunteers. Volunteers have been working on the Hollybourne project for more than a decade. Through the great efforts of many, the cottage is coming back to life as it once was.