Friends of Oatland
Gift Shop: 912-395-1520

Mailing address:

PO Box 30959, Savannah, GA 31410


Oatland Island Wildlife Center

711 Sandtown Road

Oatland Island

Savannah, GA 31410


© 2020 Friends of Oatland Island


Ways to Support Oatland

We Love our Volunteers!

BUY A BOARD: Your Support Makes a Statement
A Note from Doug Orr, FOO President

Support Friends of Oatland and make a statement along the walkways of Oatland Island! For a mere $100 you can have a personalized wood plank installed along one of the paths to the animal exhibits. The board will be inscribed with anything you want it to say (up to 25 characters).


Buy a Board for personal reasons, so you can wish your child a Happy Birthday, ask your future bride to marry you, wish your Husband Happy Father's Day, memorialize someone special, commemorate an anniversary date, or just have your name listed with the year so everyone knows you were there. Boards also make great gifts and Friends of Oatland Island will send the gift recipient notification of your generous gift.


Another great reason to Buy a Board is to advertise your business. Think of how many people will be viewing your business name on the walkways every day. Many locals and tourists to the Savannah area come to Oatland Island and will see your business name for a one time investment of $100 per plank.


If you have a lot to say and it will be more than the 25 characters allowed on one board, feel free to buy as many as you want and we will place them right after one another to make a big statement. We can usually place your plank near a specific animal exhibit of your choosing. So, if you want to see your special plank or surprise someone with their plank, you will know just where to find it.


You can now Buy A Board online just by clicking the picture right here. If you would like to discuss your ideas for a Board or have questions, please contact the Gift Shop at 912-395-1520 or via email at

Photo Credit: Lebos and Brosnan Families

OIWC Volunteers

A huge thank you to the many volunteers that help make events, the grounds and programs at Oatland Island Wildlife Center successful! We wouldn't be able to do so many wonderful events without you!


Volunteering is just a click away!

Corporate Sponsorships
We invite you to join the Friends of Oatland Island Wildlife Center as a Corporate Sponsor! With your help we can continue to delight the community and enhance the experiences of Savannah visitors by growing our programs and exhibits. Together, we can help children and adults make stronger connections to the natural world.

Adopt a Wild Friend!

Individuals, companies, school classes, and organizations can choose one of our animals to "adopt" for a fee of $35 per animal.

This donation helps pay for food, habitat maintenance and veterinary care for our animals.


You will receive a certificate with the animals picture, a Fact Sheet about your animal and Oatland's quarterly email newsletter. To Adopt a Wild Friend, simply complete the Adopt a Wild Friend form and bring in or mail your payment.