Jekyll Island Foundation Announces Plans for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
In May of 2004 alone, over 70 sea turtles washed up on Georgia's beaches including the highly endangered Kemp's Ridley, green and leatherback turtles, as well as the threatened loggerheads. While most were dead, three turtles were forced to be transferred to rehabilitation facilities in other states with one dying in transport.
The Jekyll Island Foundation has announced plans for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. The highly anticipated $2-million Center will occupy the 1903 Power Plant within the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District. The new Center will house interactive educational exhibits, surgical and rehabilitation areas, an information center and a gift shop.
This year 100% of the proceeds from the third Annual Jekyll Island Golf & Tennis Family Weekend held on October 8th-10th will go towards the Georgia Sea Turtle Center