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Coastal Georgia


Georgia's coast stretches for nearly 100 miles and features some of the nation's most pristine beaches.

A string of barrier islands, some only accessible by boat, remain largely untouched, offering a sanctuary for migrating birds and a home to a number of endangered or threatened species.

Coastal Georgia's complex ecosystem includes marshes, maritime forests and other habitats that are essential for the survival of many species.

Protecting our coast has been a priority of the Georgia Conservancy for more than 40 years. We maintain an office in historic downtown Savannah, headed by Coastal Director Clay Mobley, and are working on a range of projects to protect this precious natural resource.

Here are some of the issues our Coastal office is currently involved with:

Cumberland Island Management Plan

Savannah Harbor Deepening

Conserving Jekyll Island

Bryan County Landfill

Ogeechee River Fish Kill

Right Whale

Our coastal office is always busy. Click here to read about what we've been up to lately.

The Georgia Conservancy partnered with the University of Georgia’s River Basin Center and the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Deptartment of Natural Resources on a three-year study of the impacts of sea level rise on coastal Georgia.

Click here to learn more about the study.

The Georgia Conservancy is a member of the Coastal Georgia Land Conservation Initiative (CGLCI), a collaborative effort to work with public and private interests to conserve critical coastal lands and healthy ecosystems while promoting sustainable economic growth and development.

Click here to learn more about CGLCI.

We also host regular membership trips to explore the natural beauty of Georgia's coast.

Click here to check out our Event Calendar and see where we're going next.