Our Initiatives

Jekyll Island MOSAiC

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.  

Horton House to Horton Pond

$35,000 Fund

The Horton House historic site and Horton Pond natural area sit approximately .6 miles apart - across the island's central maritime forest - and are currently connected by an umimproved and mostly unmaintained service road.  

The proposed route, a historic road dating back presumably to the period when the Horton House was an occupied plantation, will physically connect two of Jekyll's historical and natural points of interest. 

Diamondback Terrapin Conservation

$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. 

Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

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