Mobility 2045 – MPO CORE Open House


The Coastal Region (CORE) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) the transportation planning organization for the Savannah Metropolitan area is in the process of developing an updated Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), for the Savannah metropolitan area.

The MTP is a comprehensive “blueprint” for area transportation services aimed at meeting mobility needs through the next 20+ years.

The CORE MPO is hosting a series of community meetings on the update to the MTP.

The community meetings will provide the public with information about the plan update process and schedule, and involve community members in the identification of goals and issues to be addressed.

You are cordially invited to attend these meetings and share with us your transportation concerns and vision for the future of transportation in our area.

October 2, 2018

Location: Southwest Chatham Library Auditorium

Address: 14097 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, with a presentation at 5:30pm

October 4, 2018

Location: St Luke Missionary Baptist Church

Address: 418 W 38th Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, with a presentation at 5:30pm


AND, If you haven’t already, please take 5 minutes for the survey:

MOBILITY 2045 Survey


If you have any questions regarding the public meeting please contact Stephanie Rossi at 912-651-1476. 

The Phoenix Festival Nov 10th from 11-4

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Join Chatham County Staff for hours of fun, food, music, and art at The Phoenix Festival!!

Free Admittance to this celebration of sustainability and the Reuse Revolution happening right now in Southeast Georgia!

Join Keep Chatham Beautiful and Chatham County Recycles as they host up-cycled art booths, a recycled fashion show, green games for kids, electric car show, live music and your favorite food trucks.

Join Laiken Love and The Fellowship of Love, The Unusual Dress Project, Keep Chatham Beautiful, Chatham County Recycles, The Metropolitan Planning Commission, Brian MacGregor, Bobbie J. Poplin, Toni Coin, Christine Powell and many more for this fantastic event! Free and close parking!

We are still gathering vendors! e-mail: for more information!

Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions are Still in Place!                          

Chatham County is still under outdoor watering restrictions. The GA Water Stewardship Act of 2010 limits water use for everyone in Georgia in efforts to prevent saltwater contamination of our water source, the Floridan Aquifer. Using too much water can draw out freshwater causing saltwater to be pulled in from the ocean- YUCK!

So be in the know:

Don’t water on Fridays!

Don’t water any day between 10am-4pm!

AND- know which day you can water:

Thanks for helping keep our water supply salt free!

For more information call: (912) 651-1454 or (912) 651-2221.

Updated September 2018

Skidaway Marine Science Day – FREE Family Fun on October 13, 2018

Come meet Ossabaw, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle!

And enjoy an afternoon of activities, tours and talks will make Skidaway Marine Science Day a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, located on the north end of the island (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411). The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

The UGA Aquarium, run by Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer visitors an afternoon full of activities, including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations. A touch tank exhibit will allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with common coastal invertebrates such as spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the aquarium’s newest temporary resident, a loggerhead hatchling that was discovered in early August as a straggler in a nest on Ossabaw Island by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Evening @ Skidaway September 11, 2018

Rising sea levels will have major impacts on the people living in coastal counties. Conservative estimates predict a sea level rise or two to four feet by the end of this century, which would drastically change the face of Georgia’s coast.

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present an Evening @ Skidaway program to discuss the past, present and future of sea level and how it will affect those living along the coast on Tuesday, September 11, in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). The event will begin with a reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.

The program is open to the public, and admission is free. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call (912) 598-2325 or email