In late 2018, the Coastal Georgia Foundation was approached by one of its fundholders who had a question: Why isn't anyone talking about sea-level rise in Glynn County? In early 2019, the Foundation hosted "Rising Sea Level Predictions: What They Might Mean for Glynn County," a 7-panelist forum co-hosted by the College of Coastal Georgia and the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.
Since that day, the conversations and questions about rising seas in Glynn County and along the Coast of Georgia have continued, gaining more energy. There are experts within our midst at the Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Tech and University of Georgia, the Joint Water and Sewer Commission, and engineering and planning firms that specialize in the coastal region. Based on the information provided by these experts - forecasting an assured interaction with rising tides in our future - the Foundation staff and Board have electing Rising Sea Levels as one of our strategic initiatives for 2019.
Click on the below links to videos and presentations to learn more. To get involved in the development of resources and solutions to tackle this issue, contact us.
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Kim Cobb and Russ Clark Presentation