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Voluntourism Alert: Tybee Floatilla Needs Volunteers

TYBEE FLOATILLA “WILL FLOAT FOR HISTORY” IS LOOKING FOR A FEW VOLUNTEERS THIS SUNDAY, JULY 1ST! 
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HAND OUT T-SHIRTS AS PEOPLE ARRIVE AT THE CRAB SHACK, BEGINNING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:30PM.

VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE
COME JOIN THE FUN!  PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE RESTORATION OF THE TYBEE POST THEATER AND HELP PAINT THE TYBEE LIGHTHOUSE!

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL BY FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH
For more information visit: TybeeFloatilla.com or  Facebook.com/TybeeFloatilla or call 912.660.9001.

 

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Mermaids In The Media: She’s So Skirt!

voluntourism in Tybee IslandThis week’s Mermaids In The Media features Head Mermaid Diane and her She’s So Skirt! profile in the June issue of skirt! magazine.

The magazine says, “skirt! is all about women…their work, play, families, creativity, style, health, and wealth, bodies and souls…skirt! is an attitude.”  It’s definitely an honor for Diane to be included and it was another great opportunity to share her Mermaids Make A Difference philosophy.

Mermaid Cottages has the coziest homes away from home in Tybee Island , it’s true, but Diane makes sure … read more

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Beach Sweep: A July 4th Celebration

July 4th Beach Sweep

Come show your patriotism by cleaning up after the fireworks! Volunteers should meet at the Tybee Pavilion at 6:30 am for directions and supplies.  Bags, gloves, grabbers and water will be provided. Volunteers are reminded to wear a hat and sunscreen.  For additional information, call Kathryn at 844-1456.

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Tybee Island Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

The Tybee Beautification Assoc will be hosting an Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Thursday, June 21st at 5 pm in preparation of Rand McNally’s visit to Tybee next Friday as part of the beautiful small city in the USA competition.  All residents and visitors are invited to participate.  Each Tybee business is encouraged to send at least 2 employees to help with this effort. Volunteers should meet at the entrance to Tybee to pick up gloves, bags, and grabbers.  If you can’t join us on the 21st, please pick an area to clean as your schedule allows.  Contact Kathryn at 844-1456 for information.

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Help Landshark and Ocean Conservancy Keep Our Beaches Clean

This summer, Landshark Lager is partnering with Ocean Conservancy to host the Landshark Fin-tastic Voyage, a series of beach cleanups and events to celebrate keeping our coasts clear of trash.

Want to join in on the fun? Fill out the quick, easy form to sign up for our Tybee Island Voluntourism cleanup!  After registering, we will email you with more information about the events, as well as other opportunities to keep our beaches clean and support a healthy ocean.

  • Cleanup begins at 9:00 AM and goes until 11:30 AM.
  • Stick around afterward for a fun afternoon of paddleboarding and other exciting activities!

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Tybee Beautification Association and Hands On Savannah Beach Sweep

June 23rd from 9:00-11:00

The Tybee Beautification Association is coordinating a beach sweep for Hands on Savannah‘s corporate partner, Gulfstream. The public is invited to sign up for this event as well at: www.handsonsavannah.org.
Thanks to everyone for helping keep Tybee “Tidy”!

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Voluntourism: Will Float For History

Fun events and voluntourism on Tybee IslandVoluntourism is another great way to get the most from your Tybee Island visit.  In fact, there’s a super fun opportunity that’s coming up soon and all you have to do is join in for “Will Float For History“!

Grab your friends and come take a fun and relaxing float for history down the back river!  The Tybee Floatilla invites you to join in this voluntourism event on Sunday, July 1st at 11:00 a.m.  The floatilla will begin at Alley III and Chatham Avenue and it ends at The Crab Shack, with a short break on the Criminal Island Sandbar along the way.

To register and purchase tickets in person, visit The Crab Shack on Tybee or the Register Law Firm in Savannah.  There, you will fill out a registration form and waiver and receive a koozie, rules and regulations and an entrance wrist band.  You will receive a Floatilla t-shirt upon your arrival at The Crab Shack following the Float.  TICKETS are $25 each.
To register online, visit: TybeeFloatilla.com. You will receive your koozie, rules and regulations and entrance wrist band in the mail.  You will receive a Floatilla t-shirt upon your arrival at The Crab Shack following the Float.   TICKETS $30 (includes a $5 processing fee).

ONLY 250 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ALLOWED, SO BE SURE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!… read more

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BEACH SWEEP: LABOR Of LOVE

Mermaid Cottages announces our next BEACH SWEEP!

It’s a true Labor of Love, so join us on Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 9 AM-10:30 AM.

Please meet at the Tybee Visitors Information Hut near the Tybee Pier. Gloves, trash bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Mermaid Cottages offers our guests the opportunity to combine their vacation travel with volunteering on Tybee Island. Participating in various local projects alongside our Mermaids and Mermen allows our guests to “live like a local” and gives you a chance to give back to our coastal community.

Keeping our island neat and clean isn’t just important to us, but for all of our wonderful wildlife and beach ecology, too.

It’s LABOR DAY weekend, so come be with the Mermaids (and Mermen!), residents, guests and friends and let’s Keep Tybee Tidy!

 

 

 

It’s VOLUNTOURISM at its best!  Y’all comin’?

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