Michelle Owens

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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]