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Red Clay Conference to focus on Savannah harbor and coastal issues

Legal and environmental issues currently affecting the Georgia coast will be the focus of the School of Law’s 23rd annual Red Clay Conference. Entitled “Coastal Change: A ‘Shore’ Thing,” the conference will take place March 4 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall and will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Specific issues to be covered include the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, the silviculture exemption to the Clean Water Act, the legal implications of sea-level rise and development due to increased population and tourism.

Expanding on the topic of growth in Savannah will be its mayor and UGA alumnus, Otis S. Johnson. Also delivering a keynote address will be Altamaha Riverkeeper Sonja Cox.

Attendance is free for the UGA community. All other registrants must pay a fee ($10 for pre-registration, $20 for day-of registration). Continuing legal education credits are available (6 CLE credits for $30). For more information or to register, visit