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, Ga.
January 14, 2015

 

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:15 p.m. on January 15, 2015. Effective this date, Georgia's territorial waters are closed to power-drawn trawls. The closure also includes commercial and recreational cast netters, as well as persons using a beach seine to harvest food shrimp from waters open to the use of these gears.

 


01/30/2015

This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Sea Island Acquisition, LLC for a Shore Protection Act (SPA) permit under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-230 et seq., to allow for Beach Club structures to be located on the beach including beach chairs, a gazebo, storage boxes, signage, trash receptacles, and for structures and activities in the vegetated and unvegetated sand dune areas including storage of catamarans/kayaks and beach chairs, placement of umbrella racks, trash receptacles, storage boxes, gazebo, a volleyball court, and transport and placement of a portable kitchen and café. Authorization is also being requested for vehicular access and operation within the vegetated and unvegetated sand dunes at the Sea Island Beach Club, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia.

02/02/2015

This serves as re-notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from 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.

02/07/2015

This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from John Benton for a Shore Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-230 et. seq. for the construction of a duplex, driveway, utility yard, oyster pit, pool, and walkway, maintenance of a historical foot path, and the installation of landscaping at Lot Three (3), 1306 Butler Ave., Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia.

Public Notices

January 27, 2015
Glynn

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Sea Island Acquisitions to install temporary tents at the Sea Island Beach Club, Glynn County, Georgia from March 1, 2015 to March 8, 2015.

January 27, 2015
Chatham

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to SEABAR to host this one day event with related amenities in the roundabout at the eastern terminus of 16th Street on February 13, 2015. The temporary project will begin February 13, 2015 and be completed February 15, 2015.

January 16, 2015
Glynn

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Glynn County Public Works to remove non-jurisdictional vegative and man-made debris from Hog Crawl Creek at Bell Point Parkway in Glynn County. An excavator will be placed on the upland adjacent to the blockage and used to remove the non-jurisdictional and man-made debris that is affecting the flow of water. The project will begin one month from the issuance date of this letter of permission and end no later than 6 months from date of approval.