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Georgia Conservancy's Ossabaw Island Service Weekend

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“Have you ever been somewhere so breathtaking that you hardly dare snap a picture for fear of missing something? Welcome to Ossabaw Island.” - Emily Peterson, 2012 Ossabaw Island Volunteer

Join the Georgia Conservancy, Keeping It Wild and the Ossabaw Island Foundation for a weekend service trip to Ossabaw Island on May 3 - 5.

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, maintaining trails, and restoring a campsite. Because of their hard work, guests can enjoy below market rates for a weekend that includes ferry transportation, lodging and meals.

According to 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.

Lodging
Camping – Camping is provided in the fields and orchard surrounding the Clubhouse. Campers will have access to bathrooms and showers. The Georgia Conservancy will provide REI tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads to rent for free.

The Clubhouse – 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. Guests lodging in the Clubhouse will stay in either the men's or women’s bunk rooms. The Clubhouse does offer two private rooms for families with small children. The private rooms will be offered as first-come-first-served and on an “as needed" basis.

The Bunkhouse – The V.I.P. lodging for the weekend, the Bunkhouse is an award-winning, immaculately restored bungalow located a short distance from the Clubhouse. We have three private rooms for rent, each with two twin beds, rented by room. Two of the bedrooms have private baths. Two of the bedrooms share a large bathroom (both rooms have sinks). Bedrooms with a private bath are first-come-first-served.

Costs
Camping - $100
The Clubhouse - $150 per person, $450 for a family of four
The Bunkhouse - $400 per room

Please go to this website to register: http://bit.ly/15OPIVt
RSVPs from this website do not count as official registration