2013 Coastal Tour

Georgia Conservancy’s 2013 Coastal Tour
110 Miles of coastline, 15 events, 1 Coastal Tour

Georgia’s coast is a national treasure. From the estuaries formed where its heartland rivers meet the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the sand of its barrier islands and marshes, Georgia’s coast is home to a number of endangered species and fragile ecosystems.  Though a vast amount of this coastal habitat falls under state or federal protection, it remains critically threatened from forces within and without. With vast acreages of America’s marshes residing in Georgia, it is our duty as Georgians to make sure that this important and unique environment remains the treasure that it is.

Since its inception in the late 60s, the Georgia Conservancy has successfully fought for the protection of Cumberland Island and the Okefenokee Swamp and has helped ensure the conservation of the coast by advocating for the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act.  The best way for other Georgians to become an advocate for the coast is to see it first hand in order to appreciate its beauty and the role that it plays in nature. With the Georgia Conservancy’s 2013 Coastal Tour, visitors will have the chance to do just that.

The Georgia Conservancy will lead or host over a dozen trips and events on Georgia's coast from March 2013 to March 2014 as a part of its Coastal Tour. From paddling and hiking to birding and service projects, we've got the coast covered! Come join us!

Make sure to check out some incredible photos from our most recent trips to Cumberland Island, Sapelo Island, the Okefenokee Swamp and the Altamaha River!