Georgia Coast Collaborative:Together we are stronger
In 2015, twelve conservation organizations came together to form the Georgia Coast Collaborative (GCC) because we believe that by taking a holistic view rather than a piecemeal community-by-community and issue-by-use approach, we enhance our changes of protecting the unique, beautiful resource that is the Georgia’s coast. The member groups seek to use the GCC to communicate more effectively to friends and residents about a positive vision for our Georgia coast and the impact our work has on achieving this vision.
On May 8, 2017, One Hundred Miles and eleven other organizations came together at New Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon, GA to publicly launch the Collaborative. Its history and beauty made Ebenezer Creek a good metaphor for the Collaborative’s mission – working together to protect special landscapes across the coast.
By working collaboratively towards a set of shared goals, the groups in the GCC …
Envision a future where awareness and celebration of our coastal resources, as well as citizen participation in community conservation, encourages leaders to take actions that reflect the area’s conservation values and results in improved quality of life for coastal Georgia’s future generations.
- Protect, connect, and enhance environments for coastal plants and animals to adapt to changes in sea level and benefit the community.
- Maintain thriving, working landscapes and waterfronts that support the sustainable production of food and fiber for our communities.
- Cultivate opportunities to enjoy and recreate in the special places and historic communities along Georgia’s coast.
- Promote economic development that respects natural environments and preserves the character of our coastal communities.
Strength in Numbers:
The twelve member organizations that make up the GCC came together to share a positive vision for our Georgia coast, and the impact our work has on achieving this vision. By participating in the GCC, we are joining together to protect the coast we love.
Altamaha Riverkeeper • Center for a Sustainable Coast • Georgia-Alabama Land Trust • The Georgia Conservancy • GreenLaw • The Nature Conservancy in Georgia • Ogeechee Riverkeeper • One Hundred Miles • Satilla Riverkeeper • Savannah Riverkeeper • Southern Environmental Law Center • St. Simons Island Land Trust
While we use different tactics, we base our work around four tools – land conservation, project advocacy, policy advocacy, and legal enforcement and compliance. We work in different ways and on different organizational goals, but share a vision of the future where the quality of life along Georgia’s coast is secure.
To achieve that vision, we need to expand our number of engaged citizens. We need a collective understanding of what we have, how precious and irreplaceable our coast is, and how best to protect it for future generations. We want to celebrate this unique resource that is coastal Georgia. That is why the GCC exists.
Join the conversation, and get to know the GCC’s 12 member organizations. Help us determine the future of Georgia’s coast.