Jeanne E Kaufmann as Trustee of the Jeanne E. Kaufmann Revocable Trust U/A/D, a Georgia Trust, Fill of Coastal Marshlands and Construction of a Bulkhead, 144 Point Lane, Frederica River Marshes, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia

Glynn County, Georgia

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Jeanne E. Kaufmann, as Trustee of the Jeanne E. Kaufmann Revocable Trust U/A/D, a Georgia Trust for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) permit under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-280 et seq., to fill coastal marshlands and construct a bulkhead at 144 Point Lane, Frederica River Marshes, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. The proposed project is under 1/10 of an acre, and therefore may be considered a minor alteration of coastal marshlands under O.C.G.A. 12-5-280 et. seq.

The project site currently consists of an undeveloped residential lot. There is currently no bank stabilization in place and erosion from the upland has created a non-linear interface between upland and marsh.

The marshlands component of the proposed project consists of a proposed 11 linear foot wooden bulkhead, which will be constructed in coastal marshlands seaward of the CMPA jurisdiction line. A triangle shaped area of existing coastal marshlands (197 square feet), extending approximately 36 feet inland from the proposed bulkhead, is proposed to be filled with 2.2 cubic yards of sandy clay material. The filled marshlands will be stabilized with native, salt tolerant grasses. 

As proposed the project will impact approximately 197 square feet (0.005 acres) of coastal marshlands. The proposed project does not include an upland component.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the project is not contrary to the public interest and that no feasible alternative sites exist. Impacts to coastal marshlands must be minimal in size. In passing upon the application for permit, the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee shall consider the public interest: (1) Whether or not unreasonably harmful obstruction to or alteration of the natural flow of navigational water within the affected area will arise as a result of the proposal; (2) Whether or not unreasonably harmful or increased erosion, shoaling of channels, or stagnant areas of water will be created; and (3) Whether or not the granting of a permit and the completion of the applicants proposal will unreasonably interfere with the conservation of fish, shrimp, oysters, crabs, clams, or other marine life, wildlife, or other resources, including but not limited to water and oxygen supply.

A detailed public notice with drawings has been distributed and is available by visiting the Department of Natural Resources website: under “Public Notices.”

Please provide this office with substantive, site-specific comments as to why the proposed work should or should not proceed. Comments and questions concerning this proposed project should be submitted in writing and be submitted by the close of business on June 16, 2023 to Paul Tobler, Department of Natural Resources, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520 or via email at

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