Who said “you can’t fight City Hall?”

On April 28th, at a gala affair in Atlanta, the Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island State Park was honored by Common Cause of Georgia for its work on behalf of protecting the traditional character and natural systems of Georgia’s only barrier island state park in the face of private sector plans for expansive and inappropriate Park redevelopment.

The Common Cause Democracy Award, which “acknowledges outstanding citizens for their service to their local communities,” marks the third time in the past year that the all-volunteer, grassroots group has been honored, the other two being the Open Government Award presented by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Nick Williams Award presented by the Center for a Sustainable Coast. With free membership, more than 10,000 supporters, and a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of so many people, the Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island State Park has become the poster child for successful grassroots action.

Video of Babs Mcdonald and Dory Ingram receiving award on behalf of David and Mindy Egan