Michelle Owens

Tybee Traffic Controls for July 4th

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TYBEE ISLAND – The City of Tybee Island will celebrate the Fourth of July with the return of its annual fireworks show. The fireworks will be held July 4, 9:15 PM, at the Tybee Pier & Pavilion, Tybrisa Street and Strand Avenue. The city will implement traffic controls and detours to increase public safety as […]

Tybee Traffic Controls for Memorial Day Weekend

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Tybee Traffic Controls for Memorial Day Weekend TYBEE ISLAND, GA – Due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the City expects heavy traffic and will implement traffic controls during this time. These traffic controls will prevent gridlock and ensure that emergency vehicles can access the south end. This traffic plan is subject to change without […]

What’s Blooming on the Beach?

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Many of the plants in the sand dunes are dormant through the winter months but are now just starting to wake up. We will start our #dunebloom series with sea rocket (Cakile edentula), one of the first green plants you’ll see popping up on the sand dunes in the late winter/ early spring. A member […]

A Closer Look at GSU’s Dune Research

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DID YOU KNOW a team of Georgia Southern University biologists led by Dr. Lissa Leege and her graduate student Shannon Matzke have spent the last year conducting a plant ecology study on Tybee’s newly constructed dunes? They are monitoring 33 mid-island sites. These dunes were created to protect residential and commercial coastal developments while at […]

TYBEE ISLAND TO IMPLEMENT TRAFFIC CONTROLS THIS WEEKEND

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA – Due to unusually heavy springtime traffic on Tybee Island, the City will implement traffic controls on Saturday, April 10. These controls will prevent gridlock and ensure emergency vehicle access to the south end. Please note these changes and plan accordingly. BUTLER AVENUE Butler Avenue southbound will taper down to one lane […]

Tybee and UGA Use Innovative GeoSurvey to Gather Public Input on Coastal Hazards

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In a continuation of our award-winning coastal resiliency efforts, the City of Tybee in partnership with the University of Georgia has launched an innovative public input tool to crowdsource information on flooding hotspots, erosion, marsh die off and marine debris. Using a simple app, anyone can access the Tybee Island GeoSurvey to mark issues and […]

Colorful New Mural Brightens Jones Avenue

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Drive down Jones Avenue and you’ll notice a colorful new mural adorning the side of The Cafe on 80, at the corner of Jones Avenue and First Street. It’s more than a makeover story. It’s a great story about how the Tybee Island Development Authority/Main Street program supports local businesses. When our Main Street Board of Directors learned […]

Tybee Island Named One of America’s Best Restored Beaches

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA – After spending three years and nearly $18 million nourishing its fragile coastal environment, Tybee Island is honored to be among the select few winners of the 2020 Best Restored Beach award. The award has been bestowed on five US beaches this year by the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) in […]

TYBEE ISLAND COASTAL RESILIENCY EFFORTS GAIN INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA – When it comes to protecting homes, property, and wildlife from increasingly destructive storms, Tybee Island is at the leading edge of the wave to improve its resiliency. These innovative efforts have captured the attention of elite scientists at home and abroad. During the month of March, Tybee Island will host scientists […]