News | March 30, 2009

SELC Helps to Scale Back Dock Plans On St. Simon’s Island

SELC and the Altamaha Riverkeeper helped convince Georgia regulators to scale back a developer’s plan to build two massive, three-tiered docks for new marinas serving a luxury hotel and condominium complex on St. Simons Island. We argued that the proposal by developer Stewart Atlantic posed a hazard to marshlands, marine life, and boaters navigating the river. In the end, Georgia’s Coastal Marshland Protection Committee gave the green light to only half the project: one tier of dock space for the hotel, and two tiers to serve the condos. We continue to be concerned about the impacts of increased boat traffic on the surrounding estuary and on water safety.