The research presented on this dashboard is ongoing. As we learn more about the trends in the data and what other data sources are available, we will gain a better understanding of how the members of the Georgia Coast Collaborative should prioritize certain efforts. Because these data indicate real choices that are made in real time, your choices related to these efforts will make a difference. Please see some suggested actions you can take that will improve the quality of life on our coast.
Tell us about your experience exploring coastal Georgia’s natural areas. Take our River Surveys:
Communicate with your elected officials about the value of working landscapes, outdoor recreation, land conservation, and economic development that respects natural environments. Decisions are made every day that affect our quality of life, so staying abreast of happenings and regularly communicating with decision makers is important:
If you need assistance finding contact information for coastal city or town officials, contact us.
Goal: Maintain thriving, working landscapes and waterfronts that support the sustainable production of food and fiber for our communities.
You can help our coastal economy by supporting local farmers and fishermen and by encouraging restaurants and grocers to support these local businesses, as well.
Look for Georgia Grown products in your local grocery stores and restaurants. You can also find Georgia Grown vendors here.
Goal: Cultivate opportunities to enjoy and recreate around special places and historic communities along the Georgia coast.
Get outside! Coastal Water Trail programs are a great resource to help us safely experience our marshes, creeks and rivers:
Many resources exist to help us experience the public open spaces that showcase Georgia’s natural history and culture:
Goal: Promote economic development that respects natural environments and preserves the character of our coastal communities.
Flood Risk Reduction: Encourage that your local government take steps to lower your community’s flood risk and your flood insurance premium by improving their Community Rating System score. Give your Mayor, City Commissioner, or County Commissioner this FEMA brochure.
Pollution Permit Violations: You are the eyes and ears of the community, so if you encounter what you think may be a violation of environmental standards or permits, report it to the regulatory agency. You will not be liable or charged a fee. Click here for instructions on how to report suspicious activities, discharges, or smells.