Paul Anthony Gadomski & Teresa Manzolillo, Installation of Riprap, Lot 5 Delegal Drive, Julienton River, Townsend, McIntosh County, Georgia

McIntosh County, Georgia

This serves as notification from the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources of a request from Paul Anthony Gadomski & Teresa Manzolillo for a Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (CMPA) permit under Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A.) 12-5-280 et seq., to install riprap for erosion control at Lot 5 Delegal Drive, Julienton River, McIntosh 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 shoreline stabilization in place and there has been active erosion observed at the interface between upland and marsh. 

The marshlands component of the proposed project consists of 117.41 linear foot of riprap to be installed in coastal marshlands immediately seaward of the CMPA jurisdiction line. Total impacts to coastal marshlands for the proposed project are 822sq.ft. (0.02acre)  and will include 60.88 cubic yards of backfill. 

The upland component of the project consists of temporary activities within the 50ft. marshlands buffer (5,713.89sq.ft.). The temporary construction impacts within the 50ft. buffer will include excavation and equipment operations. The upland component will remain 100% pervious post-construction.

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 April 12, 2024 to Maitland Bass, Department of Natural Resources, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520 or via email at

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