- Find out about beach swimming advisories?
- Find out about tides?
- Find a boat ramp?
- Find out about coastal critters?
- Get artificial reef numbers?
- Get local government assistance?
- Get a job with DNR?
- Apply for a dock permit?
- Apply for a shore permit?
- Apply for a marsh permit?
- Report illegal activities?
Welcome to Georgia’s Coastal Resources Division Website
Coastal Georgia is a region rich in history, beauty, mystery and natural wonders. Cultures have mixed here for ages, just as the rivers mix with the sea. With its large tidal ranges, vast salt marshes and picturesque barrier islands, coastal Georgia has drawn people throughout history.
The Coastal Resources Division is the state agency entrusted to manage Georgia's coastal marshes, beaches, waters, and marine fisheries resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The Division's service area extends from the inland reach of the tidal waters to three miles offshore.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. The DNR will continue its policy of requiring those who possess or fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a no-charge letter of authorization, the original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR) hosted the state’s first Climate Conference on November 2-3, 2016 on Jekyll Island, drawing 217 participants from universities, state agencies, local governments, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the private sector.
The conference, titled “Prepare, Respond and Adapt: Is Georgia Climate Ready?” featured 18 sessions and 72 presentations on diverse topics connected to the state’s changing environmental conditions. The event highlighted existing efforts, facilitated the exchange of information and promoted collaboration on current and future climate-related projects in Georgia.
Commissioner of Natural Resources, Mark Williams has announced the appointment of Zachary Harris of St. Simons Island to fill the unexpired term of Superior Court Judge-Elect, Bert Guy on the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee. Mr. Harris was appointed by the Board of Natural Resources during their June 29th meeting.
January 10, 2017
Construction of a 6-unit Condominium Building, Driveway, Pool, Pool Deck, Masonry Wall, and Landscaping
1124 Postell Avenue,
St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia
January 12, 2017
Drainage System Improvements
Norwood-Skidaway Avenue, Herb Creek,
Chatham County, Georgia
South Beach Area, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Atlantic Ocean, Georgia
Emerald Shores Productions, Inc.
Laura Bryant, Locations Manager
Film Production and related activities
Chatham Avenue and 19th Street Dune Crossovers and adjacent beaches, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia
William and Jane Boswell
32 Taylor, Unit 6 Seascape Townhomes,
Tybee Island, Atlantic Ocean, Chatham County, Georgia
Sea Island Acquisitions
Mechanized Removal of Marsh Wrack
West 13th Street, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia
Warren E. Ratchford
Marsh Wrack Removal and Maintenance to a Wooden Pedestrian Bridge
Baker Island, McIntosh County, Georgia