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.

News & Public Notices

Press Release

News

Brunswick, Georgia
November 21, 2014

Tentative Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees

Friday, December 12, 2014

9:30 am

Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center

GA DNR Coastal Regional Office

One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520


Brunswick, Ga.
June 04, 2014


Shrimp BoatCommissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  Effective that date, commercial food shrimp trawlers can operate in Georgia’s territorial waters open to power-drawn trawls. Commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine, can harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears. 


11/29/2014

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from SRD, LLC for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. to construct and maintain a bulkhead, fill, pile-supported riverwalk, pile-supported performance platform and public access boat dock on the Savannah River, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.

12/03/2014

This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Kimberly Hanna for a Shore Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-230 et. seq. to construct a residential pool and improve landscaping at 3407 Menendez Lane, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia.

12/08/2014

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from the Chatham County for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et, seq. to reconstruct and maintain a pedestrian/bike trail adjacent to Highway 80, Savannah River, Chatham County, Georgia. The proposed project is under 1/10 of an acre, and therefore may be considered a minor alteration of coastal marshlands under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq.

 
12/08/2014

This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Richard F. Smith for a Shore Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-230 et. seq. to rehabilitate an existing crossover, install native and non-native landscaping, and perform maintenance to an existing rock revetment at 106 East 23rd Street, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia, and the adjacent access property owned by Sea Island Acquisitions (SIA), LLC.

Public Notices

November 20, 2014
Chatham

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Savannah College of Art and Design to conduct temporary activities associated with the Sand Arts Festival on Tybee Island North Beach, Chatham County, Georgia on May 1, 2015. If the event is canceled for rain or lightning May 8, 2015 has been selected as the alternate. 

 
November 20, 2014
Chatham

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to the Friends of Tybee Post Theater to host an event with related amenities near the entrance of the Tybee Pier and Pavilion and on the beach East of 16th Street no sooner than Saturday, December 27, 2013 through Thursday, January 1, 2014.

November 07, 2014
McIntosh

 This serves as notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Ben Smith for the removal of a sunken and derelict shrimp vessel located at Sapelo Shrimp Company Docks, Roscoe Cut, McIntosh County, Georgia.  The project will begin no sooner than 15 days from the date of this letter and must be completed within 6 months from the date of this letter.