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.
Jekyll St. Andrews Beach Advisory Issued
Joint Meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection Committees
Friday, October 17, 2014
Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center
GA DNR Coastal Regional Office
One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
Commissioner 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.
This serves as renotification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Cannon’s Point Preserve for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et, seq. to construct a kayak/canoe launch dock and a creek bank stabilization project on Lawrence Creek, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia.
This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from the City of St. Marys for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) permit under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-280 et seq., to modify the existing Pavilion dock facility located at Ready Street in St. Marys, on the St. Marys River, Camden County, Georgia. 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.
This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and
the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from the City of Savannah for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. for the reconstruction and maintenance of a public dock system at the Savannah River Landing, Savannah River, Chatham County, Georgia.
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 a three day event with related amenities in the parking lot between of 16th Street and 18th Street on Tybee Island no sooner Monday, October 6, 2014 through Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Herb Campbell for Donna and Wade Williams to conduct maintenance activities associated with maintenance of existing riprap at 650 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. Work 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.
This serves as notification from the State of Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP), in accordance with 16 U.S. C §1456 and 15 C.F.R. 930.42, of receipt of a Federal Consistency Determination from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for Draft Amendment 9 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) regarding smooth dogfish/smoothhound sharks and Establishing Effective Dates for Amendment 3 and the 2011 Trawl Rule.