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Since 1989, Turtle Island Restoration Network has been a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife.

Our work is based on science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting positive change that protects the likes of green sea turtles, whale sharks and coho salmon.

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Cocos Island Expeditions take divers to experience, view, and photograph the incredible marine biodiversity of the East Pacific, as well as participate in crucial research to protect these treasured waters.

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Restored over 100,000 square feet of crucial creekside habitat for wild coho salmon through native plantings, bank stabilization, and floodplain restoration.

Began and supported nesting beach programs in Central America that prevented egg poaching resulting in more than 1 million additional sea turtle hatchlings.

Closed down 250,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaii longline swordfish fishery and the California driftnet fishery to protect sea turtles and marine mammals.

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End Plastic Addiction

Expose Seafood Hazards

“I believe the future of sea turtles is intricately tied to the future of the planet and the wellbeing of humans. What is good and healthy for sea turtles is good for us and all living things.”

– Todd Steiner, Executive Director

Recent News

April 2019 Cocos Expedition: The Crossing

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Turtle Island Restoration Network just returned from our April 2019 Cocos Island Dive Expedition. This is part one of a series highlighting the trip, as reported by Executive Director and…

Earth Day Offers Bay Area a Chance to Improve Habitat for California’s Most Endangered Salmon

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2019 Press Contact: Preston Brown Watershed Conservation Director preston@seaturtles.org (303) 877-0880 The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network, or SPAWN, is hosting an Earth Day Salmon…

What SPAWN’s Trail Cams Tell Us About Lagunitas Creek Watershed

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A bobcat travels through a ranch along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.   LAGUNITAS CREEK–Last winter, SPAWN began regularly releasing footage from our motion- and temperature-activated cameras as part of a fun…

Our Ocean Guardian Partnership with Cascade Canyon School

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Cascade Canyon students observe Lagunitas Creek in Olema, California. The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network, or SPAWN, is Cascade Canyon School's Ocean Guardian Grant partner, and we have had a…

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