The Friends of Sapelo (FOS) is a non-profit volunteer organization created in 1995 to support the researcDSC_0313h, education and outreach mission of the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR).

Friends have the opportunity to participate in many on-going projects to support the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ work on Sapelo Island.

Some of the on-island and mainland activities include:

  • Helping to maintain the nature trails
  • Landscaping the area around Long Tabby (on going…)
  • Assisting with the clean up of Chocolate Plantation on the north end
  • Building and installing bird houses
  • Repairing, cleaning and painting the roadway culvert guardrails
  • Monthly beach clean up, called “Beach Sweeps”
  • Tidying the trail around the visitor center

In addition to on-going projects, Friends support island research by

  • Measuring the changing slope of the beach, quarterly
  • Surveying and inventoring the types of bees that reside in the dunes

And yearly, during the holiday season, the Friends decorate the Reynolds Mansion and host docent lead tours for the public.

Membership is open and everyone is welcome to volunteer. Just click on membership and join today!

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