- Find out about beach swimming advisories?
- Find out about tides?
- Find a boat ramp?
- Find out about coastal critters?
- Get artificial reef numbers?
- Get local government assistance?
- Get a job with DNR?
- Apply for a dock permit?
- Apply for a shore permit?
- Apply for a marsh permit?
- Report illegal activities?
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.
Beach Advisory Issued for East Beach at the Old Coast Guard Station on St. Simons
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 Monday, January 30, 2017 and close at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. 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.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR) hosted the state’s first Climate Conference on November 2-3, 2016 on Jekyll Island, drawing 217 participants from universities, state agencies, local governments, federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the private sector.
The conference, titled “Prepare, Respond and Adapt: Is Georgia Climate Ready?” featured 18 sessions and 72 presentations on diverse topics connected to the state’s changing environmental conditions. The event highlighted existing efforts, facilitated the exchange of information and promoted collaboration on current and future climate-related projects in Georgia.
Commissioner of Natural Resources, Mark Williams has announced the appointment of Zachary Harris of St. Simons Island to fill the unexpired term of Superior Court Judge-Elect, Bert Guy on the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee. Mr. Harris was appointed by the Board of Natural Resources during their June 29th meeting.
March 3, 2017
DKH Capital, LLC
Modification to Shore Protection Act Permit #431
Terrace and Crossover Modifications
3407 Menendez Lane, Sea Island, Glynn County, Georgia
March 7, 2017
State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Installation of No Wake Signs
Plantation Creek, Glynn County, Georgia
March 14, 2017
MWV-Cabin Bluff, LLC
Modification of a Boat Basin
Cumberland River, Camden County, Georgia
March 15, 2017
Jekyll Island Authority
Beach Stewardship General Permit
Jekyll Island, Glynn County, Georgia
Burke’s Beach Rentals, Inc.
Temporary placement of beach rental equipment
Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia
Fiddlers Crossing HOA
Herb River, Chatham County, Georgia
Emerald Princess Dock Piling Replacement
Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia
Chandler Beach Rentals, Inc.
Temporary Placement of Beach Rental Equipment
South Beach areas, Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia
Maintenance and Repair to a Rock Revetment and Deck
St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia