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Our online tools make adding your voice as simple as clicking a button. Check out our current action alerts below and help us take action to protect our coast!
Current Action Alerts
Savannah Port Expansion:
We Need more time, more information, & a Public hearing
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has applied to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the State of Georgia “to increase the Port of Savannah capacity” by building a new containerized cargo terminal on Hutchinson Island along the Savannah River.
USACE and State of Georgia have only given us 60 days to review GPA’s massive proposal. We urge you to join us in requesting a public comment extension, an Environmental Impact Statement, and a public hearing so that scientists, decision makers, and the public can fully understand the impact of this proposal and provide useful feedback.Comments are (currently) due on December 25th, 2023.
Sapelo’s historic Saltwater/Gullah Geechee community of Hog Hammock, also known as Hog(g) Hummock, is inhabited by descendants of formerly enslaved West Africans and is the last Saltwater/Gullah Geechee community on a Georgia barrier island.
On September 13, 2023, after zero conversations with Saltwater/Gullah Geechee residents or public meetings in Hog Hammock, and thousands of emails and public comments in opposition, the McIntosh County Commissioners voted to change the zoning in Hog Hammock. These changes will speed up the gentrification of Hog Hammock and cause the erasure of Saltwater/Gullah Geechee people from Sapelo Island.
If you are a registered voter in McIntosh County, you can help Keep Sapelo Geechee!
Petition for Southeast Georgia Residents & “Okefenokee Connections” for Local residents
Residents of Southeast Georgia are encouraged to sign a petition to protect the Okefenokee. Specifically, the petition is asking:
Members of the GA General Assembly to pass HB 71 (Okefenokee Protection Act), and the equivalent Senate Bill, to prohibit future mining along Trail Ridge, and
The Director of the GA Environmental Protection Division to deny mining permits being sought by Twin Pines Minerals, LLC.
Petitions must be signed in-person. Find more details and locations here.
Local residents of Folkston, Waycross, and areas surrounding the swamp are invited to participate in “Okefenokee Connections.” This series includes a free boat tour of the Okefenokee Swamp and training so you’re equipped to advocate for your swamp. Contact Hannah to learn more, or if you would like to come along or host one of these events.
Our coast is rapidly changing thanks to unchecked and haphazard warehouse development. Neighborhoods are being boxed in by industrial sites, creating challenges with infrastructure, local culture, historical places, and environmental and public safety.
Sound the alarm! Join communities from Chatham to Camden by asking for moratoriums on industrialization and sensible, sustainable planning. And get a #StopTheWarehouseTakeover sign for your yard!
Exploring Coastal Resources Division’s Red Drum Projects:
December 6 @ 12 pm (noon)
GA DNR CRD headquarters
Please join the GA Coastal Management Program for a Brownbag Presentation on Exploring Coastal Resources Division’s Red Drum Projects. This is a free informational meeting about Red Drum management practices and ongoing research projects.
Ryan Harrell will present on the Marine Sportfish Population Health Survey, begun in 2003 to collect timely and relevant data on fish species popular with recreational inshore anglers. Chris Kalinowsky will present on Georgia’s Red Drum Acoustic Tagging Escapement Project, designed to collect data on Red Drum migration, seasonality, etc. to aid in management and understanding.