AmeriCorps members are vital to the work we do here on Jekyll Island. Starting in 2016, the Jekyll Island Conservation department began participating in the AmeriCorps grant through the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Contingent upon annual grant renewal, the Conservation department utilizes one, 12-month (September-August) and four, six-month (September-February, March-August) AmeriCorps service members. The 12-month and two, six-month summer members are focused on wildlife research and management that includes Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake and Eastern Kingsnake telemetry, Wilson’s Plover nest monitoring, and bobcat monitoring. The two, six-month members during the Fall/Winter season are focused on eradicating and managing invasive species across Jekyll Island, which include Chinese Tallow, Chinaberry, Camphortree, and Cuban Tree Frogs. We are committed to the professional development of our AmeriCorps members and the successful implementation of the AmeriCorps Program in providing national service here on Jekyll Island.