Our Georgia Coast: a campaign to keep our coast flowing.

This is a place unlike any other. Coastal Georgia stretches for 100 miles and features 14 major barrier islands, nearly 400,000 acres of salt marsh, and some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Not only does our region support dozens of high-priority plant and animal species, it’s also home to historic communities and an important driver of Georgia’s economy. Our Georgia Coast is a campaign to expand awareness, deepen understanding, and promote ways to get involved in our coast’s preservation.

Our Georgia Coast: a campaign designed to keep it all flowing.

This is a place unlike any other. Coastal Georgia stretches for 100 miles and features 14 major barrier islands, nearly 400,000 acres of salt marsh, and some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Not only does our region support dozens of high-priority plant and animal species, but it’s also home to historic communities and an important driver of Georgia’s economy. Our Georgia Coast is a campaign made to expand awareness, deepen education, and promote ways to get involved in its preservation.

One Hundred Miles is leading the effort to protect Georgia’s coast for future generations.

Through advocacy, education, and citizen engagement, One Hundred Miles works to protect and preserve Georgia’s 100-mile coast—forever. Together, we are creating a future where our coast has thriving communities, protected landscapes, and secure wildlife. By sharing the stories of Our Georgia Coast, we hope to amplify the efforts of our dedicated conservation partners and share new ways to get involved—building a groundswell of Georgians dedicated to keeping our coast flourishing for generations to come.

Join the coalition working to protect Georgia’s unparalleled coast.

Sign up with your full mailing address so we can send you our limited-edition I Love Georgia’s Coast magnet! You’ll receive updates on issues facing our coast, action alerts, and our newsletter, The Monthly Mile.

Join the coalition working to protect Georgia’s unparalleled coast.

Sign up with your mailing address and we’ll send you our limited-edition I Love Georgia’s Coast magnet! You’ll receive updates on issues facing our coast, action alerts, and our newsletter, The Monthly Mile.

Hear what makes this place so special from the people who value it most.

Endless stories flow from here. A patchwork of conservationists, educators, researchers, and advocates all work together toward a common goal — to protect coastal Georgia’s beloved wild species and the habitats on which they depend. Learn more about the people working to help maintain our wildlife populations and preserve the ecology of this special region for generations to come. 

Rev. Antwon Nixon and Codi Norred

Meet Reverend Antwon Nixon & Codi Norred, Executive Director, MDiv.

Antwon Nixon has served as the lead pastor of Mt Carmel Missionary Baptist Church since 2017. He is a community activist, and youth empowerment leader. He serves on several boards, including the Okefenokee Protection Alliance, Friends of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, and St. Marys River Keeper. His passion for God, community, and service led to founding Sowing Seeds Outside the Walls, a 501c3 non-profit organization that serves to inspire, encourage, and enrich the lives of the community through educational and social development by way of mentorship and financial investment. Rev. Antwon’s work outside the walls of the church through Sowing Seeds includes rebuilding a community park, hosting community events, advocating for the Okefenokee Swamp, and being featured in several short films including a PBS documentary.

Codi Norred has worked on issues of environmental justice, climate change, and sustainability, for nearly a decade. Since joining Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) in 2017, Codi has worked at every level of the organization. Codi currently serves on the Board of Directors for National Interfaith Power and Light, and as the Southeast Representative on National Interfaith Power and Light’s Network Steering Committee. He is a founding member of the Southeast Faith Leader’s Network, serves on the Executive Committee of the Just Energy Circle, the Legislative Committee and the Coal Ash Committee of the Georgia Water Coalition, and is an active member of several committees within the Georgia Clean Energy Coalition, the Southeast Climate and Energy Network, and the US Climate Action Network. Codi holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with concentrations in Justice, Peacebuilding, and Conflict Transformation (JPCT), Theology and Ethics, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights.

Meet ‘Sistah’ Patt Gunn, CEO, Underground Tours. 

Patt Gunn is a Master Gullah Geechee Storyteller/Truth-Teller and a fourth generation Gullah Geechee descendant. She returned to Savannah in the late 1990s, after a 30+ year career working with the American Civil Liberties Union in Atlanta, The Law Project, The Georgia Clearinghouse on Prisons & Jails, and lobbying the Georgia General Assembly as a Paralegal with Georgia Legal Services. Sistah Patt is the founder and CEO of Underground Tours of Savannah, the Savannah Gallery on Slavery and Healing, and the Center for Jubilee, Reconciliation, and Healing, a nonprofit grassroots public policy agency. She educates students, churches, organizations, and tourists from around the world and tells stories of the African American journey from slavery to freedom to create 21st century victories in social justice issues. In 2020, the Center launched a citywide campaign to rename Calhoun Square to a new square in honor of Susie King Taylor. John C. Calhoun’s name was removed from Savannah’s public square in November 2023.

‘Sistah’ Patt Gunn

‘Sistah’ Patt Gunn

Meet ‘Sistah’ Patt Gunn, CEO, Underground Tours. 

Patt Gunn is a Master Gullah Geechee Storyteller/Truth-Teller and a fourth generation Gullah Geechee descendant. She returned to Savannah in the late 1990s, after a 30+ year career working with the American Civil Liberties Union in Atlanta, The Law Project, The Georgia Clearinghouse on Prisons & Jails, and lobbying the Georgia General Assembly as a Paralegal with Georgia Legal Services. Sistah Patt is the founder and CEO of Underground Tours of Savannah, the Savannah Gallery on Slavery and Healing, and the Center for Jubilee, Reconciliation, and Healing, a nonprofit grassroots public policy agency. She educates students, churches, organizations, and tourists from around the world and tells stories of the African American journey from slavery to freedom to create 21st century victories in social justice issues. In 2020, the Center launched a citywide campaign to rename Calhoun Square to a new square in honor of Susie King Taylor. John C. Calhoun’s name was removed from Savannah’s public square in November 2023.

Captain Scott Owens

Meet Captain Scott Owens, Southeastern Angling

Captain Scott Owens is one of the most experienced and well-respected guides in coastal Georgia and has been a key figure in pioneering shallow water sight fishing for redfish and tarpon. He offers a lifetime of experience in the fishing industry and over two decades professionally guiding clients full time. He has been featured on ESPN, The World Fishing Network (WFN), Fox Sports, Versus, The Outdoor Channel, Destination America, and Sun Sports.

Partners of Our Georgia Coast

The Our Georgia Coast campaign is designed to shine a spotlight on the essential work of our partners in preservation. We encourage you to learn more
about the inspiring coastal Georgians featured in this first video series—visit their websites to learn more and support their efforts.