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.
April 23, 2015

Officials at the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2015 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery. To be eligible for this lottery, individuals must complete and submit an application to the Coastal Resources Division by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Lottery applications are available to download and at the Brunswick CRD office. The drawing will be conducted on Thursday, June 4, 2015.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 21, 2015
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.


Brunswick, Ga.
April 13, 2015

 

Fish habitat enhancement continues to be a priority for the Coastal Resources Division (CRD). With 30 artificial reef sites from 3 to 55 miles offshore, 15 inshore artificial reef sites and over a dozen ongoing oyster reef restoration projects, CRD is working hard to ensure that anglers of all skill levels will have abundant and diverse fishing opportunities for years to come.


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.

 


04/23/2015

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.  

05/11/2015

Public Notice

April 10, 2015

Osprey Cove Club, LLC

Modification of a Community Dock Facility

Millers Branch, St. Marys

Camden County, Georgia

 

 

Public Notices

April 23, 2015
CHATHAM

The Landings Association

c/o Sean Burgess

Maintenance Activities-Removal of an existing hoist

The Landings Harbor, Skidaway Island, Wilmington 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 The Landings Association to conduct the removal of an existing hydraulic boat elevator and maintenance of the existing marina lift wheel-stop at The Landings Harbor, Skidaway Island, Wilmington River, Chatham County, Georgia during the period from May 15, 2015 through November 15, 2015.

Additional information regarding the issuance of this Letter of Permission is available by visiting the Department of Natural Resources website: www.CoastalGaDNR.org under “Public Notices.”

 

April 20, 2015
Glynn

Sea Island Acquisitions

Temporary Activities – Placement of Tents

Atlantic Ocean, Glynn County, Georgia.

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 May 8, 2015. 

Additional information regarding the issuance of this Letter of Permission is available by visiting the Department of Natural Resources website: www.CoastalGaDNR.org under “Public Notices.”

April 14, 2015
GLYNN

Nancy Kring-Rowan 

Jekyll Island Authority

Maintenance of Existing Crossover

St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia

April 14, 2015
GLYNN

Kimberly Andrews

Jekyll Island Authority

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Placement of TerraPenTM Cages

Jekyll Island Causeway, Glynn County, Georgia

April 14, 2015
GLYNN

Patrick Anderson      

The Villas at Coast Cottages Owners Association, Inc.

Maintenance of Existing Crossover

St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia.