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

Brunswick, Ga.
October 29, 2014

 Jekyll Clam Creek Beach Advisory Lifted


Glynn County, Ga.
October 24, 2014

 
Reimolds Pasture Advisory Lifted


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. 


11/03/2014

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.

 

11/03/2014

 

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.

11/13/14

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from East River Street, LLC for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. to construct and maintain a public access boat dock located on the Savannah River, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.

11/29/2014

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from SRD, LLC for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) Permit under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq. to construct and maintain a bulkhead, fill, pile-supported riverwalk, pile-supported performance platform and public access boat dock on the Savannah River, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.

Public Notices

October 28, 2014
Chatham

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Chatham County to perform maintenance activities to the existing fender system at the Causton Bluff Bridges, Islands Expressway, Wilmington River, Chatham County.

 
October 23, 2014
Glynn

This serves as a notification from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of the issuance of a Letter of Permission (LOP) to Mr. and Mrs. Powell for the replacement of 75’ of the existing bulkhead at 15 Dow Place.  Construction will begin no sooner than 15 days from the date of approval and will conclude within 6 months of the date of approval.