Pilot Dave Reymore

First Responders

A coordinated effort by hundreds of volunteer pilots brings sick sea turtles to safety by Tony Rehagen Photography by Brian Austin Lee In November of 2014‚ pilot Leslie Weinstein got a call about some passengers needing a lift from New England down to a winter…

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Marine Debris Initiative

Marine Debris Initiative

Thousands have participated in the effort to safeguard Jekyll’s beaches By Josh GreenPhotography by Brian Austin Lee Plastic items like the ones pictured above take 400 years or more to break down in the environment, while an aluminum can takes 200 years and a Styrofoam…

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Plant Whisperer Cliff Gawron

Plant Whisperer Cliff Gawron

Jekyll’s longtime landscape director grows a green and leafy legacy by Candice DyerPhotography by Gabriel Hanway Someone once said a society grows great when people plant trees in whose shade they will never sit. In that case, Jekyll Island can count on a hardy, vibrant…

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Jekyll Fire and EMS: Island Heroes

Jekyll Fire and EMS: Island Heroes

When disaster strikes, this tiny island has a dedicated team of protectors by Justin HeckertPhotography by Gabriel Hanway Jekyll Island fire chief Jason Richardson has this memory that sticks with him from last October. “It was very, very surreal,” he says. “It was raining and…

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Hank Linginfelter

Hank Linginfelter

Philanthropic Champion: The Atlanta executive honors his roots through work with the Jekyll Island Foundation By Tony Rehagen Hank Linginfelter has always cherished his childhood on the Georgia coast. He grew up on St. Simons, where he and his three brothers were free to walk…

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Dr. Terry Norton

Dr. Terry Norton

A look at the tough, slippery, rewarding work of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s founder and head vet by Charles Bethea Doctor Terry Norton works in a hospital near the ocean, which helps explain the colorful beach towel on the operating table and many more…

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