Savannah attorney appointed to coastal protection boards |


Savannah attorney appointed to coastal protection boards |

The state Board of Natural Resources has appointed Savannah attorney Henry S. Morgan to serve a four-year term on the Coastal Marshlands Protection Committee and Shore Protection Committee.

Morgan was appointed to the position Dec. 4; his term begins Jan. 1.

The two five-member committees, each of identical makeup, shape coastal development by deciding what can and cannot be built in the marsh and at the beach.

The committees decides where bridges, docks and marinas can be erected in the state’s marshland and how big those structures can be. They also have veto power over dune crossovers and other beach-front issues, including beach renourishment.

Morgan, 59, is a lifelong Savannah resident. He has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, a bachelor’s in mathematics from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a law degree from Mercer University. He’s worked around the ocean a lot, he noted, including a three-year stint as a pile driver.

“I think I know enough to be a good representative of the coast,” he said.

Morgan is the director of the family-owned Samwilka Corp., which was among the dozens of landowners along the Ogeechee that settled out of court with King America Finishing in August in civil suits that alleged illegal discharge of toxic chemicals from the textile processor’s Screven County plant damaged their property.

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