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UGA helps coastal communities mitigate flooding by creating rain gardens to siphon water

The highest property in the Urbana-Perry Park neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga., sits just 10 feet above sea level. Homeowners William and Bonnie Kitts have lived there for nine years. “This is actually my wife’s father’s grandfather’s home that he grew… Full story

UGA creates stormwater management tools to help reduce flooding in coastal communities

Fact sheets, checklists and a video created by faculty at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are helping coastal communities invest in green infrastructure that protect areas from flooding and pollution from stormwater runoff. In the… Full story

UGA installs first large-scale green infrastructure project in Brunswick

The area next to the soccer field at Brunswick’s Howard Coffin Park received a much-needed facelift in the form of native plants and new soil. The 3,000-square-foot tract is a large scale stormwater demonstration project that UGA Marine Extension and… Full story

Animated video to educate public about the need for green infrastructure

An animated video on sustainability produced by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and undergraduate students at the Savannah College of Art and Design may soon be in a film festival, workshop, or classroom near you. The educational video… Full story

Project will identify innovative stormwater management in coastal Georgia

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is helping create an inventory of low impact development stormwater practices along the coast to use as examples for future projects. These practices improve water quality and the health of coastal ecosystems, said Jessica… Full story