Adopt-an-Area Program – City of Tybee

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Adopt-an-Area Program

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The start of the 2019 year has launched the City of Tybee Island’s first ever Adopt-an-Area Program! Similar to Adopt-a-Highway, but instead volunteers adopt an area on Tybee Island. Adoptable areas could be a beach, beach crossover, marsh, park, or any other area on the island. The City hopes to keep all types of areas clean and would like any group, organization, or individual that wants to help keep Tybee clean to participate!

Participants in the Adopt-an-Area Program make a monthly commitment to clean up their adopted area at least once a month and a complete a Pickup Report after every pick-up. Even though the program started in January of 2019 any participant is able to join at any time throughout the year committing to the monthly pickups for the months remaining in that year.

There was an orientation in December where adopting groups received a folder of the four forms necessary for participation in the program. In addition to going over the four forms, there were great presentations filled with helpful information from Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Not to worry if you were not able to attend this time, the Program hopes to have a quarterly meeting again in the spring for all of the participating adopting groups.

The City is providing a bucket, grabber, and vest to each adopting group. A special thanks to Ace Hardware for donating buckets, Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers for donating vests and grabbers, and to all the participants who have bought their own equipment.

If you would like to participate in the Adopt-A Program the four forms need to be read over, completed and return two of the forms, the Participant/Volunteer Waiver and the Annual Agreement. Please see each of the forms listed at the below.

For additional questions and information, please contact Robyn Rosner at or 912-472-5045.

Adopt-A Program Forms :

2019 Totals

768 participants picked up litter

155 hours spent picking up litter

375 buckets of litter collected

22,694 cigarette butts collected

(as of April)

Adopt-A Areas Map

Thank you to all of our current Adopt-an-Area Program Participants below for helping to keep Tybee Tidy!

Amber Ward

Andy DeYoung

Brian+Karen Gilbert

Bud+Cheryl Matlock

Cindy Meyer

David Keller+Sherry Williams

Deb Palmer

Fowler Family

Fred Reif

Islands Critter Sitter

Joe Bonds

Joe+Barb Stahl

Julie Stepp

Kate Burns+Brian West

Last StoryTeller Films

Lee+Kathy Cheek

Mermaid Cottages

Nancy Bain

Sea Shore Colony HOA

Stephen Palmer Weddings

Sue Brown

Susan Adams

Susan Bird

The Tybee Island Experience

Tybee Beach Ecology

Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers

Tybee Golf Carts

Tybee Island Farmers Market

Tybee Island Maritime Academy

Tybee Vacation Rentals

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