January 17-19, 2020
2019 Ossabaw Island Service Weekend
Spend a weekend giving back to one of the most beautiful islands on Georgia's coast
Join the Georgia Conservancy and the Ossabaw Island Foundation for a weekend service trip to Ossabaw Island on January 17-19. This trip is an incredibly rare opportunity to enjoy a primitive and remote barrier island, and to support its preservation by giving back with some elbow grease. Guests will do everything – landscaping, scrubbing and cleaning the historic structures, Hurricane Irma service work, etc. Guests can choose from 3 different lodging options including camping, clubhouse bunkbeds, or the VIP Boarding House. Guests will enjoy a weekend that includes ferry transportation, lodging, meals, an Ossabaw island tour, and much more.
Non-service related activities include a historical tour of island's North End settlement, a truck safari through the heart of the island, a late Saturday afternoon at the beach, crabbing, fishing, hiking, relaxing, etc.
Our headquarters for the weekend, the Clubhouse, will be the location for our prepared meals, housing for a majority of our weekend guests and a gathering place in the evenings for meetings and socializing. Relaxing on the Clubhouse wraparound porch, complete with rocking chairs and ceiling fans, is one of the best activities on Ossabaw.
From the Ossabaw Island Foundation:
"Ossabaw Island, on the Georgia coast, contains 26,000 acres of maritime forest, tidal wetlands and wide beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. It is an unspoiled place set aside by the State of Georgia as a heritage preserve for natural, scientific and cultural study, and research and education. It's only 20 minutes by boat from Savannah, yet it's worlds apart. Ossabaw Island is where loggerhead sea turtles and endangered wood storks nest; where students learn research techniques and the value of an unspoiled place; where historic cultures are studied; and where photographers, writers, painters and musicians find inspiration."
In-kind donors and local food producers we will be enjoying during our weekend on Ossabaw Island: Sweet Grass Dairy, Sweetwater Brewing Company, American Spirit Whiskey, Montane Sparkling Spring Water and Cafe Campesino Coffee.
By participating in one of our Stewardship Trips, you are helping to support our year-round and statewide advocacy for the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources