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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


Brunswick, Ga.
April 21, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Final Agenda

Meeting of the Shore Protection Committee

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30 am

Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center
GA DNR Coastal Regional Office
One Conservation Way, Brunswick, GA 31520


Brunswick, Ga.
April 19, 2017 - May 06, 2017

The Georgia Coastal Management Program's (GCMP) Coastal Advisory Council's 2017 Spring meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Coastal EMC Building in Midway, Georgia. 

Council meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public.  The quarterly meetings provide an opportunity for Coastal Management Program staff to report to Coastal Advisory Council members, the local governments and agencies they represent, and the public about Coastal Management Program activities and allows for discussion of coastal events and concerns. 

The Coastal EMC building is located at 1265 S Coastal Hwy, Midway, Georgia.

For more information on the Quarterly meeting and/or the Coastal Advisory Council, contact Kelly Hill of DNR's Coastal Resources Division at (912) 264-7218 or Kelly.Hill@dnr.ga.gov


Brunswick, Ga.
April 19, 2017 - May 19, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is submitting to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM) a request for approval of Routine Program Changes to the Georgia Coastal Management Program.  The request includes changes to the enforceable policies to be used by the state for reviewing federal actions pursuant to the authority provided the state under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act.  The State considers the Program Changes to be routine and not substantial changes to the authorities of the Georgia Coastal Management Program. CRD is seeking OCM’s concurrence in this determination.

Brunswick, Ga.
April 19, 2017 - June 01, 2017

Officials at the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2017 commercial food shrimp cast net lottery. To be eligible for this lottery, individuals must submit an application to the Coastal Resources Division by 4:00 June 1, 2017.   Lottery applications are available on the Commercial Fishing License page and at the Brunswick CRD office.  The drawing will be conducted on June 2, 2017.

Brunswick, Ga.
August 09, 2016 - August 09, 2017

The votes are in and Georgians will soon have the opportunity to purchase a new motor vehicle license plate to support marine habitat conservation. Online voting ended last month and the winner is a plate designed by Cobb County graphic artist, Omar Murcia. 

Brunswick, Ga.
August 05, 2016 - August 05, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s record for African pompano, Alectis ciliaris, landed in Georgia by Jennifer Roberts of Springfield, Georgia.

Brunswick, Ga.
July 06, 2016 - July 06, 2017

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.

Brunswick, Ga.
June 21, 2016 - June 21, 2017

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced a new women’s state record for king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, landed in Georgia by Jessica Pace of Savannah, Georgia.



March 31, 2017

Glynn County Public Works Department

Beach Access Mat Placement

Atlantic Ocean

Glynn County, Georgia


Public Notice

April 7, 2017

EPIC Midstream, LLCConstruction of Operations Building

2 Walhstrom Street, Savannah River,

Chatham County, Georgia

Public Notices

April 20, 2017

Garrow Alberson

City of Brunswick Dock Maintenance

Mary Ross Waterfront Park

Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia

April 18, 2017

Ross Balling

EVP Pro Am Beach Volleyball Tour

Temporary Activities

South Beach Area, Chatham County, Atlantic Ocean, Georgia

April 14, 2017

City of Brunswick, c/o Garrow Albertson

Culvert Replacement 

Howard Coffin Park, Glynn County, Georgia.

April 13, 2017

Kathy Garland

Emerald Princess Dock Piling Replacement

Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia

April 11, 2017

Ryan Waterson

Trailer Park Productions, Inc.

Film Production and related activities


Chatham County Pier & Pavilion, 15th Street Parking Area and Beach, Tybee Island, Chatham County

April 11, 2017

Vicki Siefker

Love at the Shore, LLC.

Film Production and related activities

Chatham Avenue Dune Crossover, Parking Area, Back River Fishing Pier & Beach,

Tybee Island, Chatham County