Press Release

Proposed Rules for Sapelo Island Ferry Fees Open for Public Comment

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (12/14/2012)

Sapelo Island ferry users and other interested citizens are invited to review a proposed amendment to the Sapelo Island Access and Transportation Rule concerning ferry fee rates.  According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), comments related to the amendment may be submitted through Jan. 7, 2013.  

The ferry rate changes are proposed to help mitigate increased operational costs while continuing to meet essential services.  Round-trip fees for individual guests, such as private tour participants, overnight guests, day-use visitors and private contractors is proposed to increase from $2 to $5.  Round-trip ferry fees for Department of Natural Resources guests, such as Reynolds Mansion guests, wildlife management area hunt participants, Cabretta campground guests and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve tours, is proposed to increase from $10 to $15 (children from $6 to $10). 

How can you see a copy of the proposed rule?  The proposed rule is available for viewing and/or downloading at www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/proposedregulations or you may request a PDF version by emailing john.bowers@dnr.state.ga.us.  To receive a printed copy, send in a self-addressed standard envelope with pre-paid postage of $1.10: Ms. Denise Sargent, Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, 2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, Georgia 30025. 

How can you submit comments?  There are several ways to provide comments, including electronically at: www.georgiawildlife.com/Hunting/SubmitComments, by telephone at 770-918-6404 or through written statements (mail to: GA DNR/Wildlife Resources Division/Game Management Section; Attn: John W. Bowers; 2070 U.S. Highway 278, S.E.; Social Circle, Georgia 30025).  

The Board of Natural Resources will consider the proposed amendment and any comments received during the public comment period on Jan. 23, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the DNR Boardroom (2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 1252, Atlanta, Georgia). 

For more information, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com/hunting/regulations . 

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