Georgia’s Coastal Marshlands Protection Act a legacy at 50
Savannah Morning News | 12/4/20
Time to pass SAVE Right Whales Act
Saporta Report | 11/29/20
Hurricane season close to an end, but Georgia’s coast struggles
WABE | 11/24/20
Wild Georgia: Celebrating 50 years of protecting Georgia’s salt marshes
Atlanta Journal Constitution | 11/13/20
Will Georgia’s fledgling oyster industry sink before it swims?
GPB | 11/9/20
As their population plummets, right whales are on the verge of extinction
Boston Globe | 10/26/20
Companies back off seismic testing along East Coast
WSAV | 10/2/20
Trump places moratorium on oil drilling off Georgia’s coast
WABE | 9/8/20
WABE | 9/4/20
Lawsuit claims power plant tainting neighbors’ water supply
GPB | 8/7/20
Dedicated volunteer team monitoring St. Simons sea turtle nesting
The Brunswick News | 7/27/20
Increased fees for coal ash storage in Georgia clears legislature
The Brunswick News | 7/24/20
Conservation groups form coalition to prevent mining
AJC | 7/14/20
Right whale calf first seen in GA killed by vessel strike
Savannah Morning News | 7/1/20
Inaugural YELP participants wrap up first year
The Brunswick News | 5/28/20
DNR abandons $4M settlement with Honeywell
The Brunswick News | 5/20/20
Sea turtle nesting begins on Jekyll, St. Simons Islands
The Brunswick News | 5/15/20
Hundreds meet online about mining near Okefenokee
Savannah Morning News | 5/14/20
We’re watching them die: can right whales pull back from the brink?
The Guardian | 4/17/20
Feds open Okefenokee mining plan to another round of public input
The Georgia Recorder | 4/14/20
One Hundred Miles offers digital nature education programs
The Brunswick News | 4/2/20
Coastal advocates address handling the neighborhood toxic site
The Brunswick News | 3/9/20
Opposition growing against proposed mine near Okefenokee
The Brunswick News | 1/30/20
YELP engaging local conservation-minded youth
The Brunswick News | 1/6/20
DNR settles with Honeywell on LCP cleanup
The Brunswick News | 12/20/19
State policy needed to combat rising seas
The Brunswick News | 12/10/19
Coastal flooding warnings on the rise in Georgia
Savannah Morning News | 11/30/19
Federal judge OKs Terry Creek consent decree
The Brunswick News | 11/30/19
Environmental group brings awareness to climate change on Tybee Island
Fox 28 Savannah | 10/14/19
Hercules backs Terry Creek decision, city and county respond
The Brunswick News | 8/19/19
Environmental groups: coal ash disposal at 5 Georgia sites poses danger
WABE | 8/5/19
Campaign aims to educate beach visitors
The Brunswick News | 6/6/19
Residents ask judges to act on Terry Creek plan
The Brunswick News | 5/25/19
One Hundred Miles to launch youth advocacy program
The Brunswick News | 5/20/19
Please contact Catherine if you have an idea for a story, or would like to share coastal Georgia news.
P.O. Box 2056
Brunswick, Georgia 31521
Stephanie’s love for the ocean started at a very young age on the beaches of Stone Harbor, New Jersey, searching for and collecting shells with her Nana. This childhood passion never stopped, and she followed her interest in the outdoors by pursuing a degree in Marine Science from American University in Washington, D.C.
After college, Stephanie spent time teaching environmental science in Florida, California, and Georgia. Ultimately settling on the Georgia coast, she worked at Driftwood Education Center on St. Simons Island as the Program Director and later with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as a Naturalist on Sapelo Island. Stephanie continues to share her love of our coast as a part of the One Hundred Miles education team.
Cabretta Beach on Sapelo Island
[email protected] • (201) 960-7066
Megan Desrosiers is the founding President/CEO of One Hundred Miles, Georgia’s coastal advocacy organization. In an effort to elevate the Georgia coast as a recognized place of historical, cultural, and biological significance, she spends her time working in local communities, on regional collaboration projects, and lobbying in Atlanta. Since the organization’s inception in 2013, Megan and her team have been responsible for improvements to the Erosion and Sedimentation Act requiring a 25-foot buffer for all salt marsh, galvanizing statewide opposition to offshore drilling, education programs reaching more than 10,000 people annually, and local ordinances that promote responsible growth balanced with conservation. She also serves on the leadership team of the Georgia Water Coalition and the board of Georgia Conservation Voters.
Before coming to Georgia’s coast, Megan spent 10 years at the Coastal Conservation League (CCL) in South Carolina, where she helped to establish the organization’s first climate and energy and agriculture program agendas. She worked with a team to start GrowFood Carolina, South Carolina’s first local food hub, and collaborated with a group of diverse leaders to initiate Charleston County’s Greenbelt Program.
Megan is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Since finishing her degrees, she has completed professional development programs at the Harvard Business School, Institute for Conservation Leadership, and the Buckley School for Public Speaking. Megan lives in Old Town Brunswick with her husband, Michael, and two sons, Luca and Kellen.
Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah
[email protected] • (912) 223-8608
Adventurous, Creative, Assiduous
I don’t know exactly what it is I want to pursue later in life, but I know I want it to be something that gives me the freedom to travel and explore the world while still making a difference. I want to do something that allows me to be creative and pursue my passions, something more than just a standard desk job.
I’ve participated in South Carolina’s Olympic Development Program for soccer for the past two years.
My favorite place probably has to be Saint Simon’s Island. It’s not just about how beautiful and serene it is, though. I like how being there makes me feel. I like that it makes me feel at peace with myself and lets me escape from the world around me.
I think that major coastal issues to be concerned about primarily surround plastic pollution and the degradation of beaches and coastal lands. There are so many issues that are important and worthwhile, but I feel that plastic pollution is especially important. It threatens wildlife and chemicals leeched can harmfully impact human health, as well.
You are never too small to make a difference. Every movement and every change in history has started with one action, one idea, that was built upon to create change. All contributions, big or small, have the power to make a difference.