10 Things To Do On Tybee
Tybee Island
by tybeeislandcom
1y ago
10 Things to Do on Tybee One of the best things about visiting Tybee Island, Georgia is that, although the town is “big” in terms of attractions and amenities, it is geographically small – only 2.7 square miles.  Consequently, it is very easy to see and do a great many things in a short period of time. It is also very easy to spend a week or two on Tybee and still not experience everything this little beach town has to offer.  Here is a suggested list of the top 10 things not to miss while you are visiting Tybee Island. 1. Tybee Lighthouse & Museum The  Tybee Light ..read more
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Tybee Traffic Controls for July 4th
Tybee Island
by Michelle Owens
1y ago
TYBEE ISLAND – The City of Tybee Island will celebrate the Fourth of July with the return of its annual fireworks show. The fireworks will be held July 4, 9:15 PM, at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion, Tybrisa Street and Strand Avenue. The city will implement traffic controls and detours to increase public safety as thousands of cars enter and exit the island in a short time span. Anyone coming to Tybee Island on July 4th should arrive early. Parking is limited and the city anticipates city parking lots will be full by 9 AM. Coming on to the island, traffic will be limited to one eastbound l ..read more
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Sea Foam
Tybee Island
by Joseph Richardson, Ph.D
1y ago
Sea Foam Have you ever noticed how some days there is a lot of seafoam on the beach, but other days not much? On those “foamy days” I often get questions about it: Where does it come from? What causes it? This almost always happens on windy days when the wind is blowing onto the beach from offshore. These are the kind of days you are more likely to see accumulations of sea foam. First of all though, what it isn’t. Sea foam, as we see it, is not due to water pollution or poor water quality. You’ve probably seen pictures of polluted waters where detergents or foam-producing substances have spil ..read more
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What’s Blooming on the Beach?
Tybee Island
by Michelle Owens
1y ago
Many of the plants in the sand dunes are dormant through the winter months but are now just starting to wake up. We will start our #dunebloom series with sea rocket (Cakile edentula), one of the first green plants you’ll see popping up on the sand dunes in the late winter/ early spring. A member of the Brassicaceae family, sea rocket is a cousin to broccoli and radishes and exhibits the four-petaled flowers typical of this plant family. It tolerates the harsh conditions of the beach in several ways: 1) Just like a cactus in the desert, the succulent/fleshy leaves of sea rockets help it to stor ..read more
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A Closer Look at GSU’s Dune Research
Tybee Island
by Michelle Owens
1y ago
DID YOU KNOW a team of Georgia Southern University biologists led by Dr. Lissa Leege and her graduate student Shannon Matzke have spent the last year conducting a plant ecology study on Tybee’s newly constructed dunes? They are monitoring 33 mid-island sites. These dunes were created to protect residential and commercial coastal developments while at the same time provide important habitat for animal species. The goals of the project are to monitor plant growth and sand accumulation along these dunes and evaluate which plant species and planting densities are most effective at accumulating sa ..read more
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Chairs for Charity
Tybee Island
by tybeeislandcom
1y ago
Chairs for Charity to be held May 1 on Tybee Loggerhead turtles, groovy colors, and flowers are popping up as 18 Tybee artists get creative by painting chairs to benefit Tybee’s Rising TYde Food Pantry. The “Chairs for Charity” auction is a collaboration of artists from four Tybee art galleries: Gallery 80 on Tybee, The Irritable Pelican Artisan Gallery, Tybee Cottage Art Gallery, and soon to open gallery – Tybee Art Emporium. Admission is free, with donations of canned goods invited. The event will be held Saturday, May 1 at The Guard House, 31 Van Horne Ave. on Tybee, from 4-7 p.m. Also feat ..read more
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Sea Camp 2021 Registration is Now Open!
Tybee Island
by tybeeislandcom
1y ago
Sea Camp 2021 Registration is Now Open!   The Tybee Island Marine Science Centers ever popular Sea Camp provides an authentic hands-on experience introducing your child to animals native to coastal Georgia. Our engaging program teaches campers by way of the classroom, the beach, field trips, and outdoor fun.   Campers will learn through creative activities, conducting experiments, collecting sea life, and engaging with nature, all while developing an appreciation for our coast and its inhabitants.   Sea Camp is a week-long camp open to children ages 6-12 years old.   ..read more
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Tybee and UGA Use Innovative GeoSurvey to Gather Public Input on Coastal Hazards
Tybee Island
by Michelle Owens
1y ago
In a continuation of our award-winning coastal resiliency efforts, the City of Tybee in partnership with the University of Georgia has launched an innovative public input tool to crowdsource information on flooding hotspots, erosion, marsh die off and marine debris. Using a simple app, anyone can access the Tybee Island GeoSurvey to mark issues and make comments. The GeoSurvey is easy to use and can be accessed on a computer or mobile device. Access the GeoSurvey (https://survey.geodesignhub.com/df7n/) Download more information here. The post Tybee and UGA Use Innovative GeoSurvey t ..read more
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Colorful New Mural Brightens Jones Avenue
Tybee Island
by Michelle Owens
1y ago
Drive down Jones Avenue and you’ll notice a colorful new mural adorning the side of The Cafe on 80, at the corner of Jones Avenue and First Street. It’s more than a makeover story. It’s a great story about how the Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street program supports local businesses. When our Main Street Board of Directors learned that the business wanted to paint a mural on the building and already had an artist lined up, our Main Street Board jumped into action to make it happen. Mural Requirements call for Main Street Board approval and a permit from the city ..read more
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Paint Tybee Ireland Green Judging this Sunday
Tybee Island
by tybeeislandcom
1y ago
Green bunting, giant shamrocks, Irish flags, inflatable leprechauns, and gobs of garden gnomes are sprouting all over Tybee Island, as homeowners and businesses get ready for the 1st Annual Paint Tybee Ireland Green competition. Sponsored by the Tybee Post Theater, the contest is a way to fill the island with socially distanced St. Patrick’s Day spirit in a year when official parades and parties have been canceled due to the lingering pandemic. More than 50 homeowners signed up to decorate their homes and compete for the pot o’gold: $1,000 goes to the first-place home, $500 to second plac ..read more
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