Something is always in need of repair on Sapelo Island. If you can use a hammer, paintbrush or don't mind climbing a ladder, join the Thumb Smashers. Over the years the Thumb Smashers have built picnic tables, bird houses, hung gutters, painted inside and out, and repaired guardrails around the island. Call Linda and say "I want to be a Thumb Smasher".
Do you like walking in the woods, then Trailblazers is for you. Adam McKinnon, Educational Coordinator has created a path from the beach road through the woods to Nanny Goat beach. As with any trail, it is in constant need of maintenance. Trailblazer go over to Sapelo every two months to tame back the weeds, pick up fallen limbs and maybe see an alligator or snake or two.
The Long Tabby Complex is one of the first areas visitors see when they come to the island. The Green Thumbs maintain the native gardens directly in front of Long Tabby and the areas around the Education Building. Each year the beds are mulched, weeded and new native plants added as needed. Hurricane Irma destroyed much of the gardens so the Green Thumbs have had plenty to do in 2018.
SINERR has joined the Citizen Science Network which offers FOS members the opportunity to participate in research projects, that might otherwise not be completed. In the past Citizen Scientists have monitored the slope of the beach, conducted native bee survey and monitored monarchs on the island. Future opportunities will included monitoring birds, reptiles, amphibians, algae and plankton. Contact Rachel Guy, Research Coordinator at email@example.com to sign up.