Senate Approves Creation of Joint Coastal Greenway Study Committee –

Atlanta, GA (March 13, 2015):

Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick) has sponsored Senate Resolution 26, which was approved by the Senate on Friday, and creates a joint House and Senate Coastal Greenway Study Committee to examine the proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway trail. The trail will link to the proposed East Coast Greenway trail that runs from Maine to Florida. It will connect 12 historical landmarks and a variety of green areas along the Georgia coast.

“The Georgia Coast is one of our state’s most beautiful and thriving tourist destinations,” said Sen. Ligon. “It is my hope that the study committee will find the trail to have a positive impact on Georgia’s tourism industry and our economy and will encourage the creation the trail.”

The committee will consist of 13 members including members from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Economic Development. Senate Resolution 26 will now move to the House of Representatives for consideration.



NOTE: Sen. William Ligon serves as Caucus Chairman of the Majority Party. He represents the 3rd Senate District, which includes Brantley, Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties and portions of Charlton County.

He can be reached at 404.656.0045 or by email at



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