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Cumberland Island Service Weekend


*Our Cumberland Island Service Weekend is at a smaller capacity than in years past, and registration will fill up extremely fast.

Join the Georgia Conservancy for a fun-filled weekend of conservation, service work and learning with the National Park Service on Cumberland Island.

Cumberland Island is one of Georgia’s greatest natural treasures and it holds an important place at the Conservancy. In 1972, through the advocacy of the Georgia Conservancy and other conservation-focused organizations and citizens, Cumberland was established as a National Seashore, providing for the protection of the island’s upland maritime forests, saltwater marsh and 17 miles of beach.

The preservation of the Cumberland Island National Seashore remains a focus of the Georgia Conservancy in all of our programmatic areas. In addition to our advocacy efforts on the island, every year we take dozens of volunteers to the island to perform service work at Cumberland’s historic structures, remote backcountry trails and deserted beaches.

Groups will assist with National Park priority projects such as Hurricane Irma beach debris clean-up and the care and maintenance of existing NPS structures. Participants can expect to spend the entirety of the weekend on the island.

Our 2018 Service Weekend will officially kick-off the 5-month residency of our 2018 Cumberland Island Trail Restoration Fellow who will lead dozens of service projects on the island throughout the winter and spring.

This service weekend was also the inspiration of our 2015 / 2016 Cumberland Island Trail Restoration Project, an 8-month long trail restoration, GPS mapping and trail signage endeavor led by the Georgia Conservancy's Laura Buckmaster and sponsored by REI's Every Trail Connects campaign. Learn more about the project and download your very own Georgia Conservancy Cumberland Island Trail Map

In-kind donors and local food producers we will be enjoying during our weekend on Cumberland Island: Sweetwater Brewing Company, American Spirit Whiskey and Cafe Campesino Coffee.