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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
March 27, 2015

Tentative Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees

Friday, April 17, 2015

9:30 am

Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center

GA DNR Coastal Regional Office

One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520


Glynn County, Ga.
March 25, 2015

Beach Advisories Issued for Four Jekyll Island Beaches and Three St. Simons Beaches; Advisory for Massengale Park Beach on St. Simons Remains


Brunswick, Ga.
February 02, 2015

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's whelk trawl harvest season will open at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.   DNR will continue its policy of  requiring those who possess or fish for whelks with trawl gear in Georgia waters to have a no-cost letter of authorization, the signed original of which must remain onboard the vessel during fishing activities. 


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.

 


04/03/2015

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from the City of Tybee Island, Georgia for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. to construct and maintain a public use bike and pedestrian path over and adjacent to coastal marshlands on Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia.

04/03/2015

This serves as notification from the Shore Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Lawrence Nikola, Jr. and Kyle Nikola for a Shore Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-230 et. seq. for construction of a single-family residence, a portion of a garage, a terraced arbor and the installation of landscaping on 20 Taylor Street, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia. 

 
04/23/2015

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Wylly Island Homeowners Association, Inc. for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. to install and maintain  four (4) No Wake signs on the Herb River, Chatham County, Georgia. The project is less than 1/10 of an acre and is considered a minor alteration of coastal marshlands under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq.  

Public Notices

March 23, 2015
Glynn

This     This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Tybee Island Marine Science Center 5k race and turtle release with related amenities on the beach just south of the Tybee Pier no sooner Saturday, April 25, 2015.

March 23, 2015
Glynn

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Alex Lugo of the Westin Hotel for limited beach driving to provide beach services adjacent to the Westin Hotel.   Activities will begin no sooner than 15 days from the date of approval and will conclude within 6 months of the date of approval.  

 
March 20, 2015
Glynn

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Benjamin Mauney of Glynn County Facilities Maintenance for the demolition and rebuild of the Massengale crossover to make it ADA compliant.  Construction will begin no sooner than 15 days from the date of approval and will conclude within 6 months of the date of approval. 

March 19, 2015
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.

March 19, 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 Acquisition, LLC for temporary activities related to the transport and placement of mobile concession units at the Sea Island Beach Club, Sea Island Glynn County, Georgia. Work should begin no sooner than 15 days from the issuance of the Letter of Permission and be completed no later than 6 months from the letter.

March 19, 2015
Glynn

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Ben Pierce of Glynn County Public Works for the maintenance of the existing crossover.  Construction will begin no sooner than 15 days from the date of approval and will conclude within 6 months of the date of approval. 

March 18, 2015
Glynn

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Mr. Moore of the Jekyll Island Authority for the installation of trail cameras to monitor Wilson’s Plover nests on Jekyll Island’s beaches.   Installation will begin in April and will conclude within 6 months.  

March 16, 2015
Chatham

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group  to host the 4th annual Kite Flying Festival with related amenities in the north beach parking lot and on the beach just seaward of the parking lot for a one day festival Sunday, April 26, 2015.

March 13, 2015
GLYNN

Garrow Albertson

City of Brunswick

601 Gloucester Street

Brunswick, GA 31520

Storm Drain Maintenance

Atlanta Avenue and Highway 17, Clubbs Creek, Glynn County, Georgia.

March 12, 2015
GLYNN

Sea Island Acquisitions-Bill Edenfield

Installation of Temporary Tent and Stage

Sea Island Beach Club, Glynn County, Georgia