Let's celebrate the sea turtles! There's nothing better than celebrating the earth and ocean to uplift
ourselves, family and friends. Program Director Teri Shore (left with
loggerhead hatchlings) and everyone at Sea Turtle Restoration Project invites
you to engage in Earth Day this year - to save the sea turtles, and have some
Why not: Volunteer at Earth Day events in San Francisco or Houston
this weekend. Join a Climate Change rally dressed as a sea turtle. Rally the
public around sea turtles at your own local event. Share our sea turtle
successes. Adopt-A-Nest. Read a fascinating new book. See details
Now, more than ever, we are counting on our members and volunteers to keep
sea turtle protection alive. Please renew, or if you can, increase your
participation and support. To contribute, click the Donate
SEA TURTLE NEWS TO CELEBRATE
Deadly Fishery Denied: Thanks to your emails, letters and calls, STRP
stopped a deadly new swordfish fishery from opening on the high seas off the
West Coast of the U.S. Read
Swordfish Ban Supported by Congress: Leatherback campaigner Michael
Milne has gained 14 influential allies on Capitol Hill to stop the import of
swordfish that is caught in ways that harm marine mammals. Read
Sea Turtles Tracked for New Research: Director Todd
Steiner (left) helped fit satellite transmitters to two endangered green sea
turtles near Cocos Island to launch new research for sea turtle protection. Read
the story and Todd's
blog about the expedition.
New Leatherback Conservation Zone in Papua New Guinea: The creation of
the first Marine Conservation Deed along the North Coast of Madang Province in
Papua New Guinea was the result of nearly two years of community building and
outreach by STRP's Wences Magun. Read
Watch for our printed newsletter Viva La Tortuga!
due out soon. To request a copy or materials for your local Earth Day
event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
SEA TURTLE EVENTS AND CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Please join us for these Earth Day and upcoming events. If you can't make
these dates but want to help in the future, let us know by sending a email with
your contact info to email@example.com.
San Francisco - tomorrow!
8 am or 12 noon Thursday, April 16. Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, Robertson
Auditorium, Mission Bay, San Francisco. Join sea turtles, polar bears and
other wildlife facing climate change crisis to greet Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as he arrives. A bigger
rally is set for 12 noon at the same place. To RSVP for a sea turtle costume,
contact Michael Milne (tabling at right), Michael@tirn.net or call 415-663-8590, ext.
10 am to 3 pm Saturday, April
18, San Francisco Zoo. Spend an hour or
more engaging zoo-goers about sea turtles at this big Earth Day gathering where
6,000 people are expected to walk through the gates. Work the STRP table with
leatherback campaigner Michael Milne. RSVP Michael@tirn.net or call 415-663-8590, ext.
Houston, TexasIt's not too late to join Carole Allen's Texas team at one
of the six different tabling events in the Houston area on April 18 and 19. Her
greatest need is for help this Saturday at the Woodlands event. Contact Carole
at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Adopt-A-Nest for Earth Day and help protect
endangered hatchling sea turtles as they head for the sea. Contact Madeline Rose
at email@example.com Or go to the Donation
Page at www.seaturtles.org
Purchase your copy of the book "Diagnosis Mercury" by San Francisco physician
Dr. Jane Hightower today - and benefit the Sea Turtle Restoration Project.
Members price: $27.41 Non-members: $29.90 plus applicable sales tax iin CA
and TX. Place you order by sending an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org