2023 Ossabaw Island Service Weekend

September 15-17, 2023

2023 Ossabaw Island Service Weekend


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Join the Georgia Conservancy and the Ossabaw Island Foundation for a weekend service trip to Ossabaw Island on September 15-17. 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, etc. Guests can choose from 3 different lodging options including camping, clubhouse bunk beds, or the VIP Boarding House. Guests will enjoy a weekend that includes ferry transportation, lodging, meals, and 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: American Spirit Whiskey, 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

Georgia Conservancy

Organizer of 2023 Ossabaw Island Service Weekend
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