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.
April 01, 2015

 Beach Advisory Issued for South Beach at 4H Camp on Jekyll Island


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


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

April 01, 2015
CHATHAM

Dunlop Productions

c/o Daniel Dunlop

Temporary Activities

South Beach Area, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Atlantic Ocean, Georgia

March 31, 2015
Chatham

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Stalwart Films, LLC for temporary activities associated with a film production on the Pier and South Beach area on Tybee Island between the hours of 7 AM and 8:30 PM April 23, 2015 through April 26, 2015. 

March 31, 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 for the temporary placement of tents on the Sea Island Beach Club manicured lawn.  Activities will begin no sooner than 15 days from the date of this Public Notice and all activities will conclude on April 20, 2015.  

March 30, 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 dead vegetative and man-made debris that is currently blocking the flow of water in a culvert located under Anchor Drive.  The project will begin no sooner than 15 days from the date of this letter must be completed within six months

March 30, 2015
Chatham

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to EVP Pro-Am Beach Volleyball Tournament to host a two day event with related amenities on the beach just south of the Tybee Pier no sooner Friday, May 9, 2015 through Saturday, May 10, 2015.

 
March 30, 2015
Glynn

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Shawn Jordan on behalf of Glynn County to perform maintenance on the dock located in Blythe Island Regional Park. Total square footage of the structure will decrease from approximately 1192 sq. ft. to approximately 984 sq. ft. Work will be completed using a barge and crane or from the concrete boat ramp at low tide using a forklift and boom truck. Work will begin no sooner than fifteen days from the issuance of this letter and completed within 6 months. 

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.