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April 2015

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins on Upper Texas Coast

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On April 24, the Kemp’s ridley nesting season officially began on the Texas coast, with the first nest found on South Padre Island. Turtle Island Restoration Network patrol teams have been walking along the Upper Texas Coast for weeks now, looking for sea turtles, crawl tracks, and disturbances in the dunes that would indicate a sea turtle had left the water to look for a suitable place to lay eggs.

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Letter to the Editor: Bring the Bag

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The efforts of the an island group – “Bring the Bag
– to raise awareness of the risks of single-use plastic bags is deserving of attention and applause. The group, which is not seeking a ban on single-use plastic bags in Galveston, is working to encourage a healthier, greener and clearer environment and community. That is a goal we should all share.

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Salmon Population Dwindling at Marin County Creeks

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In spite of the heavy rains and swollen creeks this December, biologists are not seeing a rise in the number of salmon spawning in Marin County creeks.

Lagunitas Creek is currently seeing three times more water when compared to this time last year, but not three times the number of fish. Gregory Andrew, a fishery program manager for the Marin Municipal Water District, has been counting the number of salmon nesting sites — or redds.

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West Marin County’s Salmon Count Hits Drastic Low

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he annual ocean sojourn for endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout made an unexpected pit stop in West Marin County’s San Geronimo creek this week, courtesy of a strange looking trap. Fortunately for the fish — the trap was manned by researchers from the advocacy group Turtle Island Restoration Network — whose loyalty is solidly on the side of the fish.

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BP Funding Designated to Save Endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

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Five years after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees have announced another milestone in Gulf of Mexico early restoration. The Trustees and BP have identified approximately $134 million in proposed early restoration projects for inclusion in a draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan.

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