CoastFest 2017 - Saturday October 7, 2017
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7, 2017! For everything CoastFest, check out the CoastFest page by clicking on the following link: CoastFest2017
Coastal Day at the Capitol - January 2018
Coastal Georgia makes a temporary move 300 miles north when a group of state and federal conservation agencies gather under the Gold Dome in Atlanta for Coastal Day At The Capitol.
"From blackwater swamps to barrier islands to the open Atlantic Ocean, the Georgia coast is one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the state. The coast is also one of the most economically important areas of the state with natural and cultural resource based commerce generating billions in spending each year," said Spud Woodward, Director of the Coastal Resources Division of Georgia DNR the agency that co-hosts the event with the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Coastal Day At The Capitol presents a unique setting for coastal organizations to dialog with legislators and their staffs about the many issues and opportunities available in coastal Georgia.
28th Annual Family Family Fishing Event - Saturday, June 2, 2018
In 1990, Coastal Resources staff hosted the first annual Family Fishing Derby. Twenty-seven years later the Golden Isles Family Fishing Event is still going strong on the first Saturday in June at the Sidney Lanier Park adjacent to the DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick, GA. With space for the first 100 children ages 5 – 12 who register, the free event offers the opportunity to learn about water safety and angling ethics during the fun-filled morning of saltwater fishing followed by a picnic lunch for participants and their families. Staff hosted the 27th Annual Golden Isles Family Fishing Event on June 3, 2017 with over 75 children participating at the half day event.
The 2018 Family Fishing Event is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018. Stop by Coastal Regional Headquarters to register children for the event beginning May 1, 2018.
Beach Week - June 2018
Staff of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA/DNR) Coastal Resources Division (CRD) are on hand for three days in late June to educate both visitors and residents alike about the beach environment and the critters that inhabit it. The event showcases activities, information and materials dealing with a wide array of subjects including beach water quality, sand dollar stewardship and sand dunes. Staff are available to answer questions and talk with beach-goers. "Our goal is to educate both tourists and locals about what they will see at the beach and why good stewardship of this resource is so important," says staffer Jennifer Kline.