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

Glynn county, Ga.
August 29, 2014

 St. Simons Island 5th St. Crossover Beach Advisory Lifted


Brunswick, Ga.
June 30, 2014

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed donated concrete culvert, metal chicken transport cages, and steel structures as the latest additions to Artificial Reef SAV – located six nautical miles southeast of Tybee Island. 


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. 


Brunswick, Ga.
May 16, 2014

Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6:00 a.m., Sunday, June 1, 2014 through midnight on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  A similar closure occurred in 2013 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan.


09/04/2014

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Bull River Enterprises, LLC for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. for the modification of an existing marina facility.  The project is less than 1/10 of an acre; therefore, considered a minor alteration of coastal marshlands under O.C. G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq.

09/26/2014

This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Jekyll Island-State Park Authority to modify a Shore Protection Act (SPA) permit #391 under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-230 et seq., to modify sidewalks at the Beach Village Signature Park, Jekyll Island, Glynn County, Georgia.

 
09/29/2014

This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Elizabeth M. Allen for a Shore Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-230 et. seq. to stage construction materials, place fencing, construct a crossover, resurface a revetment, place fill, install landscaping, and enhance a dune area at 614 Ribault Ave., Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia

Public Notices

August 28, 2014
Brunswick

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Jekyll Island Banding Station, Jekyll Island, Glynn County, Georgia during the period from September 20, 2014 through October 25, 2014.

August 26, 2014
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, LLC for the maintenance activities associated with an existing outfall located at 282 W. 6th Street, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia. The project will begin no sooner than 15-days from the date of authorization and be completed no later than 6 months from the date of authorization.

August 26, 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 Burn Marine Transport conduct maintenance on the existing fixed deck.The project will begin no sooner than 15-days from the date of the issued letter and be completed no later than six months from the date of the letter.