Great Blue Heron

What's At Stake? Water Quality • Beaches • Marshes • Wildlife • Fisheries & Outdoor Recreation
Good Jobs & Economic Opportunity • Quality of Life • Coastal Character
Fair, Responsive & Effective Government • Lasting Beauty & Health of Georgia's Coast

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  • Our Purpose
  • What the Center Stands For:

    >   Defending the public's quality of life

    >   Protecting natural beauty of Georgia's coast

  • Funding Sources
    The Sapeol Foundation
    Family foundations and charitable trusts
    Individual donations that are tax deductible
  • Efficiently Managed Administrative Budget
      Carefully controlled expenses ensure effective use of limited funds
      Financially reviewed by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firm
      The Center is an IRS-designated 501[C] 3 organization, so all donations are tax deductible

  • Letter to FAA re Spaceport Camden
  • Letter to Glynn County Commissioners re Frederica Road Project, Saint Simons Island
  • Why Biden should declare a climate emergency [from The New Republic]
  • Georgia should adopt legislative supporting E-Transport already being done in other states.
    For the following, Go TO Center's blog at
  • Independence from what?
  • Congressman Buddy Carter's Climate Denialism on Full Display
  • Timely advice for the planning authorities of coastal Georgia
  • What is the most pressing environmental threat?
    Ignoring facts has dangerous consequences. The coronavirus outbreak must be controlled with science, just as climate-change impacts must be curbed with fact-based policies.
  • Political manipulation cannot protect us. Suppressing factual information threatens our health, quality of life, and future.
  • The politicization of information about COVID-19 and other threats will reduce trust and undermine the effectiveness of both public health advisories and environmental policies.
  • Action Recommended: Urge senators and representatives in Congress to ensure that Americans at risk are properly protected by restoring science in all aspects of government.
    Find your Congressional contacts at

  • Sea Level Rise & Climate Change
  • Coal Ash Legal Fund
  • Responsible, Accountable Government
  • Coal Ash Disposal
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Water Protection
  • Coastal Management
  • Jekyll Island Redevelop. Issues
  • Coastal Development
  • Environmental Edu / Values
  • Barrier Island Protection
  • Reporting on Conditions, Trends & Issues

  • Call your legislator(s)
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  • Speak out
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  • Write comments

  • July 5, 2021
    Dock Permit Litigation
    Press Release
  • Interviews on important coastal issues
    See links to video interviews by Center staff and board members: GO TO Center's Facebook page:
  • April 28, 2021
    "Lunch & Learn" - 100% Clean Energy
    On Our FaceBook Page.
  • March 18, 2021
    "Keep Georgia Green" - Virtual Rally
    On Our FaceBook Page.
  • December 10, 2020
    Better Savannah, Interview of PSC candidate Daniel Blackman by Center president, Steve Willis
    On Our FaceBook Page.

    • Resource Management
    • Coastal Issues
    • Governmental Associations
    • Climate Change / Sustainability
    • Environmental Education & Law

  • List of Center comments on coastal issues published in regional news media, 2018-2021
  • Published Commentary By Center for a Sustainable Coast On Issues Related to Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Sustainability Indicators for Coastal Georgia
  • Staff Commentary on Coastal Issues Published in 2017
  • All responsible for the future - LTE / Savannah Now by David Kyler, Center for a Sustainable Coast - August 17, 2018
  • Renewable Energy an Urgent Necessity - Guest Column / Coastal Courier by David Kyler, Center for a Sustainable Coast - July 28, 2018
  • Coastal Properties at Big Risk - Letter / The Augusta Chronicle by David Kyler, Center for a Sustainable Coast - July 6, 2018
  • Hidden costs of dirty energy are high LTE Savannah Now, May 2018
  • Holding Big Oil accountable for deceptive tactics - OPINION / The Times-Union by David Kyler, Center for a Sustainable Coast - April 6, 2018
  • Climate Change - Public Opinion Survey April 2018
  • Protections Against Toxic Coal Ash April 2018
  • Vital Truths The Brunswick News April 2018
  • Speaking Truth to Power: Celebrating the first 20 years of the Center for a Sustainable Coast 1997-2017
  • Center Highlights of Activities & Accomplishments June 1997-June 2017
  • Staff Commentary on Coastal Issues 2017
  • The State of Georgia's Coast: 2009 Update
  • Current Newsletter/Updates & Archive
  • Opinion Columns
  • Other Publications / Research

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