Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to preserve and revitalize the Hogg Hummock Community located on Sapelo Island, Georgia.
SICARS Initiatives
Community Education
SICARS believes that our community can take responsibility for our future only to the extent that we can develop an accountable, culturally educated, and well-informed membership.

Land Use and Community Planning
SICARS purpose is to address systemic threats to the survival of the community through land retention strategies, land use planning, and policy reform. These threats include tax and government planning agendas that directly affect our community and encourage or directly create the loss of descendant-owned land. A Community Land Trust has been developed and implemented by SICARS.

Sustainable Economic Development
The human community within our rural and resource-dependent environment holds the key to environmental growth and development. The challenge for SICARS and Hogg Hummock is to redirect today's economy both to sustain the environment and culture, and to position those descendants trapped in the economic bottom to take advantage of opportunities presented by our ever changing economic trends.

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News and Announcements
  • Culture Day 2016 is CANCELED Due to Hurricane Matthew Culture Day 2016 is CANCELED due to damage from Hurricane Matthew. We look forward to your support in future years.
    Posted Oct 10, 2016, 1:09 PM by Sapelo Island Cultural & Revitalization Society
  • Sapelo Red Peas Project on CNN Watch Cornelia Bailey be interviewed by CNN about the Sapelo Island Red Peas Project, "An island's future tied to farming crops from the past" and their use by Chef ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 5:39 PM by Sapelo Island Cultural & Revitalization Society
  • Thanks for a great turnout! Thanks to everyone who came to Culture Day this year. We had a great turnout. Here are some photos from the day.
    Posted Dec 11, 2015, 1:17 PM by Sapelo Island Cultural & Revitalization Society
  • An essay about Sapelo Chris Dixon, author of the recent Garden & Gun Magazine article, wrote an essay about Sapelo. Read it here. [Image credit: Chris Dixon]
    Posted Aug 20, 2015, 2:01 PM by Sapelo Island Cultural & Revitalization Society
  • Geechee Red Peas featured in Garden & Gun The Geechee Red Peas Project was discussed in a recent Garden & Gun Magazine article. Read the article called "The Heart of Sapelo" to learn more! Image credit: Imke Lass
    Posted Aug 20, 2015, 1:57 PM by Sapelo Island Cultural & Revitalization Society
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