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Our Environmental Commitment

The Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with our local organizations, is dedicated to protecting the environment in which we live, work and play. We encourage you to learn more about our environmental commitment and support our partners dedicated to keeping the Golden Isles beautiful.

Organizations dedicated to protecting the environment:

4-H Tidelands Nature Center

www.tidelands4h.org

Tidelands Nature Center offers hands-on marine environmental science programs for the general public and school groups.

One Hundred Miles

www.onehundredmiles.org

The  mission of One Hundred Miles is to preserve, protect and enhance Georgia’s 100-mile  coast.

Altamaha Riverkeepers

www.altamahariverkeeper.org

The Altamaha Riverkeeper is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, defense and restoration of Georgia’s biggest river, the Altamaha, including its tributaries the Ocmulgee, the Oconee and the Ohoopee. 

Coastal Georgia Department of Natural Resources

www.coastalgadnr.org

The Coastal Resources Division is the state agency entrusted to manage Georgia’s coastal marshes, beaches, waters and marine fisheries resources for the benefit of present and future generations. 

Driftwood Education Center

www.driftwoodee.org

Driftwood Education Center’s mission is to cultivate a personal responsibility and awareness of for our aquatic ecosystems.  It is the hope of Driftwood Education Center that participants will become responsible members of their community and continue to have a lasting desire to care for and preserve their aquatic resources.

Georgia Sea Grant

www.georgiaseagrant.uga.edu

Georgia Sea Grant supports local research, education and outreach to bring a balanced approach towards land use, economic development and ecosystem health on Georgia’s coast.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center 

gstc.jekyllisland.com

Through sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education programs, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation challenges, promote responsibility for ecosystem health and empower individuals to act locally, regionally, and globally to protect the environment.

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful

www.kgib.org

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s vision is to be litter free, to have 100% participation in recycling and to create a clean and beautiful community through citizen involvement and education.

Know the Connection

www.knowtheconnection.com

At DNR’s Coastal Resources Division, a key priority is working with and studying the connection of individuals and communities and their natural world around them.  \

Little St. Simons Island

www.littlestsimonsisland.com

On Little St. Simons Island, a profound commitment to conservation and preservation is a way of life, touching every facet of the Island and guiding its daily operation.

Nature Conservancy

www.nature.org

The Nature Conservancy works in the most critical places and has helped  protect almost 300,000 acres, safeguard the rivers that traverse our state and care for our envied coast.

St. Simons Land Trust

www.sslt.org

The St. Simons Land Trust is dedicated to preserving St. Simons' natural and scenic character, as well as enhancing the quality of life of the island community for present and future generations.

University of Georgia Marine Extension Service

www.marex.uga.edu

The Brunswick Station of the UGA Marine Extension Service addresses pressing issues on the coast using applied research, outreach, and education programs focused on water quality, fisheries and seafood, and sustainable land use.