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Archived Press Releases

Brunswick, GA

The Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is taking precautions to keep the public safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19.  Due to the importance of public safety, the annual BeachWeek Events, typically scheduled for the week leading up to Independence Day, has been canceled.

Brunswick, Ga.

NOAA Fisheries announces the final rule for Regulatory Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 29).  

Glynn County, GA

Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this week added two vessels to reefs approximately 17 east of Ossabaw Island and 22 miles east of St. Catherines Island.

Brunswick, Ga

Join Coastal Resources Division for a hands-on look at sustainable technology from featured speakers across the state discussing electric cars, car charging, solar, inverters, and a brief update from the DNR Coastal Resources Division.

Brunswick, Ga.

Coastal Resources Division will present two-hour camp events during the summer to smaller groups, including families.

Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams today announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020, through midnight Monday, Sept. 30, 2020. 

Brunswick, Ga.

The 2020 Georgia commercial cast net lottery is open for applications. 

Brunswick, Ga.

The city of Port Wentworth and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are partnering to replace both boat ramps at Houlihan Park on the Savannah River

Atlanta, Ga.

In regard to the status of Georgia’s beaches, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Administrative Order signed by DNR Commissioner Mark Williams on April 29, 2020, will expire at 11:59 p.m. on May 6, 2020.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently completed the first phase of a major oyster bed restoration project in Glynn County. 

Brunswick, Ga.

In concordance with and in response to Governor Kemp’s executive order extending Georgia's "shelter in place" mandate in response to COVID-19, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has extended his Administrative Order on the use of beaches.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga.

During the morning hours of April 13, a severe weather event contributed to significant damage across the state of Georgia, including reports of tornadoes, downed trees and power lines, and destruction to homes.

Brunswick, Ga.

Due to emergency health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak and in response to Governor Kemp’s directives to state agencies, the venue for the April 17, 2020 meeting of the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee will be held via GoToWebinar telephone conference.

Brunswick, Ga.

In concordance with and in response to Governor Kemp’s April 2 Executive Order (04.02.20.01), Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has signed an Administrative Order on the use of beaches.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is temporarily suspending beach water quality testing.

Glynn County, GA

Beach Advisory Lifted for St. Simons Island

Brunswick, Ga.

Out of an abundance of caution surrounding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is postponing the March 20, 2020, joint meeting of the Coastal Marshlands Protection and Shore Protection committees.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed about 110 tons of donated concrete anchors as an enhancement to artificial beach reef BSF.