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. 

Stacia Hendricks on Little St. Simons Island

Meet Stacia Hendricks, naturalist manager for Little St. Simons Island.

Stacia has been working along Georgia’s coast for decades, spreading knowledge about the area’s unique ecology to locals and visitors alike. As the naturalist manager on Little St. Simons Island, she taps her deep understanding of the natural history and biology of the coastal region of Georgia to craft guided educational trips throughout the island.

Meet Maurice Bailey, founder of Save Our Legacy Ourself.

Maurice is the son of Sapelo Island griot, writer, historian, and activist Cornelia Walker Bailey. Since her passing in 2017, Maurice has dedicated himself to his mother’s vision of cultural preservation through agricultural revival. SOLO’s mission is to preserve the culture, heritage, and traditions of the Saltwater Geechee people on Sapelo Island, as well as to work towards achieving food sovereignty by leveraging partnerships to modernize farming practices and expand agricultural development and economic opportunities for the community of Hog Hammock.

Maurice Bailey on Sapelo Island
Maurice Bailey on Sapelo Island

Meet Maurice Bailey, founder of Save Our Legacy Ourself.

Maurice is the son of Sapelo Island griot, writer, historian, and activist Cornelia Walker Bailey. Since her passing in 2017, Maurice has dedicated himself to his mother’s vision of cultural preservation through agricultural revival. SOLO’s mission is to preserve the culture, heritage, and traditions of the Saltwater Geechee people on Sapelo Island, as well as to work towards achieving food sovereignty by leveraging partnerships to modernize farming practices and expand agricultural development and economic opportunities for the community of Hog Hammock.

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.