In 2020, the GCC launched an interactive online dashboard — CRAB, or Coastal Resource Asset Barometer. CRAB uses environmental and economic indicators to provide an annual snapshot of the natural and cultural resources that affect our quality of life. The dashboard includes indicators on the state of coastal Georgia’s working landcapes, coastal recreation, economic development, land conservation, and coastal literacy. Made possible through the generous support of the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, CRAB is designed to educate residents and policy makers, promote the benefits of coastal conservation, and highlight actions necessary to improve the quality of Georgia’s coast.
The GCC’s member organizations include:
Altamaha Riverkeeper • Center for a Sustainable Coast • Georgia-Alabama Land Trust • The Georgia Conservancy • The Nature Conservancy in Georgia • Ogeechee Riverkeeper • One Hundred Miles • Satilla Riverkeeper• Savannah Riverkeeper • Southern Environmental Law Center • St. Simons Island Land Trust
While we use different tactics, we base our work around four tools—land conservation, project advocacy, policy advocacy, and legal enforcement and compliance. We work in different ways and on different organizational goals, but share a vision of the future where the quality of life along Georgia’s coast is secure. GCC’s collaborative efforts were recognized in 2019 when the Sapelo Foundation awarded the GCC with the 2019 Smith W. Bagley Advocacy Award.
VP, Coastal Conservation
“The GCC is an effort to raise all boats. We are honored to work alongside our partner organizations to increase our shared impact for our coast.”
Contact Alice for more information about the work of the Georgia Coast Collaborative.