Announcing our
Inaugural Honorees!

One Hundred Miles 100:

Individuals and Businesses Making a Difference for Georgia's Coast

The One Hundred Miles 100 is a new honor recognizing individuals and organizations, past and present, for their efforts to support the health, vitality, and future of our treasured 100-mile coastline.

Through their actions, their words, their votes, and their voices, these coastal champions show steadfast commitment to preserving our Georgia coast. Some demonstrate their concern on in the field, in the lab, or on the page; others make their contribution in classrooms and office buildings. All provide an invaluable service as they work to ensure Georgia’s coast remains a wonder of the world for generations to come. For those reasons and many more, we owe each and every one of our 100 honorees a debt of gratitude.

We’re proud to recognize honorees in ten categories: Coastal Stewards, Researchers and Innovators, Business Leaders, Community Advocates, Artists, Writers, Civic Leaders, Educators, The Next Generation, and Legacy Leaders. Read more about each category and the individual honorees below. 

We also hope you’ll join us following our Coastal Conservation in Action: Choosing to Lead Conference as we celebrate these amazing change-makers on January 7th, 2017 (6-7:30 PM at the Jekyll Island Convention Center). Online registration is now closed, but you can still join us for this fun and free reception!

Coastal Stewards – Honoring those who devote their professional lives to protecting and preserving the environmental, cultural, and historic resources of our Georgia coast


Researchers and Innovators – Honoring researchers and innovators in the scientific community who help us better understand our wildlife and wild places, and whose research creates innovative solutions that protect our Georgia coast



Business Leaders – Honoring businesses – small, large, nonprofit, and for profit – that demonstrate forward-thinking leadership in conserving and enhancing our Georgia coast




Community Advocates – Honoring those who lend their voice and resources to advocating for the vibrant communities of our Georgia coast




Artists – Honoring the creative artists whose work highlights the unique beauty and integral challenges of our Georgia coast




Writers – Honoring authors, journalists, and literary groups for their work to increase awareness of critical issues affecting our Georgia coast




Civic Leaders – Honoring elected and civic officials on all levels who, through their actions and voice, positively influence policies and conservation efforts for our Georgia coast



Educators – Honoring those who educate, both inside and outside the classroom, and who inspire appreciation and respect for our Georgia coast



Next Generation – Honoring the students and young professionals who use their creativity, curiosity, and energy to ensure a brighter future for our Georgia coast




Legacy Leaders  – Honoring the visionary leaders, past and present, who have made a lasting and significant impact on our Georgia coast