News | July 15, 2013

SELC Defends Iconic Marshlands from Development

SELC is challenging a permit application by the city of Tybee Island, GA, to build a small road that would represent a big threat to Georgia’s iconic marshlands. The road would allow easy access to a marsh island or “hammock,” and set a dangerous precedent. There are well over a 1,000 marsh hammocks dotting the Georgia Coast, and each of them provides sanctuary to a host of migratory birds and a wide variety of wildlife and plants. Making these islands more accessible would speed their development and the destruction of the coastal ecosystem.