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.
February 10, 2016 - February 13, 2016

 Beach Advisory Issued for East Beach at the Old Coast Guard Station on St. Simons


Brunswick, Ga.
February 10, 2016 - June 10, 2016

As use of our ocean’s resources increase so do potential conflicts between user groups. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (CRD) facilitates state management of coastal and ocean resources through improved planning and coordination.


Brunswick, Ga.
February 10, 2016 - June 10, 2016

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources(DNR) has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program to develop a Joint Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP) for the City of Brunswick and Glynn County. Through this award, local partners in Glynn County will be working on a collaborative approach to long-term disaster recovery for coastal communities to create stronger economies and healthier environments after a disaster. A DRRP can be used to revise city and county building codes and regulations, update land use plans, and modernize service delivery strategies.  


Brunswick, Ga.
December 31, 2015 - March 31, 2016

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 Friday, January 1, 2016 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. 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.


Brunswick, Ga.
December 18, 2015 - June 01, 2016

 

The Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will close at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015.  Food shrimp season automatically closes on December 31 unless extended by action of the Commissioner of Natural Resources.


Brunswick, Ga.
December 18, 2015 - December 18, 2016
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner, Mark Williams has announced that during the October 2015 meeting, the Board of Natural Resources approved an increase in the minimum-size limit for spotted seatrout from 13 inches to 14 inches, total length with an effective date of January 1, 2016. The vote was taken after considering public comment provided through two public hearings and email.


Brunswick, Ga.
November 13, 2015 - January 01, 2017

 Commissioner of Natural Resources, Mark Williams has announced that the recently completed Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card is now available on line at: www.CoastalGaDNR.org/ReportCard. The first-ever report card assessment was conducted through a partnership of the Coastal Resources Division, Environmental Protection Division and Wildlife Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network(UMCES/IAN). The data for the Report Card came from coast-wide DNR surveys and inventories conducted during 2014. 


Brunswick, Ga.
September 16, 2015 - June 01, 2016

Georgia’s territorial waters will re-open to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7:00 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 2015. GA DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced in May that oyster harvest in state waters would close at 6:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 through midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  A similar closure occurred in 2014 to meet the requirements of Georgia's Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) control plan. 


Brunswick, Ga.
April 21, 2015 - April 21, 2016
A county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan will provide Brantley County a framework for coordinated short and long term recovery.

The Brantley County Commission recently voted to sign a contract with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) to develop a county-wide Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP). When completed, the plan will provide the County, its municipalities, planners, and staff with guidance necessary to effectively manage recovery and redevelopment activities in the aftermath of a major disaster. The purpose of the DRRP is to provide a framework for the delivery of coordinated short and long term recovery and redevelopment activities to return the county and communities to pre-disaster conditions that are more resilient to future events.


02.11.2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

January 12, 2016

Clay and Elizabeth Long

Trimming of Vegetation

St. Simons Island, Atlantic Ocean, Glynn County, Georgia

02/11/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

January 12, 2016

Ocean Breeze Condominium Association, Inc.

Patio Extension

St. Simons Island, Atlantic Ocean, Glynn County, Georgia

02/11/2016

Public Notice

January 12, 2015

Coopers Point Homeowners Assoc., Inc.

Modification of a Community Dock Facility

White Chimney River, Shellman Bluff

McIntosh County, Georgia

 

02/12/2016

Public Notice

January 13, 2016

Camden County Board of Commissioners

Burning of Jurisdictional Marsh Vegetation

Dunn Branch Canal

Woodbine, Camden County, Georgia

02/12/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE

January 13, 2016

Cottage 83, LLC

Construction and Maintenance of a Crossover Structure and Landscaping

110 East 21st Street

Atlantic Ocean                                                                               

Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia

02/22/2016

Public Notice

January 23, 2016

Julienton Landings, Inc.

Modification of a Community Dock Facility

Julienton River

McIntosh County, Georgia

Public Notices

February 08, 2016
Chatham

Ross Balling

Temporary Beach Activities
EVP Pro-Am Volleyball Tournament

Tybee Beach south of the Pier, Chatham County, Georgia

February 08, 2016
Chatham

Dr. Heather Joesting

Temporary Marsh Activity
Spartina alterniflora Research

McQueen’s Island Trail, Rodney J. Hall Boat Ramp

and North Beach of Tybee Island

Chatham County, Georgia

February 08, 2016
Chatham

Savannah College of Art & Design

Temporary Beach Activities
SCAD Sand Art Festival

North Beach on Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia

February 05, 2016
Chatham

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

c/o Heather Merbs

711 Sandtown Road

Richardson Creek, Chatham County,  GA  

February 03, 2016
Chatham

Ms. Elizabeth Hamrick

1609 Chatham Avenue

The Back River, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia

February 03, 2016
Chatham

The Landings Association

60 Landings Way South

Wilmington River, Chatham County, Georgia

February 01, 2016
Glynn

Sea Island Acquisitions, LLC

Temporary Activities, Access for Construction and Maintenance Equipment

Sea Island Beach Club, Atlantic Ocean

Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia

February 01, 2016
Chatham

City of Tybee Island

c/o Joe Wilson

14th Street Portable Restroom Relocation

South Beach Parking Area & The Strand, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia

January 28, 2016
Glynn

Sea Island Acquisitions, LLC

Temporary Tent Placement

Atlantic Ocean, Sea Island Island, Glynn County, Georgia