Scientists are predicting the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will cover approximately 5,900 square miles, an area the size of Connecticut. Dead zones are found worldwide, but the human-caused dead zone located in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana and Texas coast is the second largest in the world.
Shrimp trawling is one of the primary threats to sea turtle survival in the United States. Thanks to your actions the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council decided to keep in place an existing shrimp fishing permit moratorium to protect sea turtles.
SPAWN’s habitat restoration crew and native plant nursery staff have spent the last few months collecting plant seeds from diverse habitats throughout the Lagunitas Creek Watershed. These seeds are collected for use in our habitat restoration projects, and are from areas where we have permission and permits. Native seeds and plants play a critical role in restoring watershed lands by providing wildlife habitat, reducing the spread of invasive plants, and stabilizing slopes that could be prone to erosion.
La organización Turtle Island Restoration Network y organizaciones socias están exhortando a los delegados de una reunión global de conservación próxima, para que tomen acción y reduzcan la mortalidad excesiva del tiburón sedoso. A estos tiburones se les pesca sobre todo por sus valiosas aletas, y están en una necesidad desesperada de mayor protección.
Turtle Island Restoration Network and partner organizations are calling on the delegates at an upcoming global conservation meeting to take action to reduce the killing of silky sharks. These sharks are targeted for their valuable fins, and are in dire need of greater protections.
Audrey Fusco has followed her passion for land stewardship and gardening around the globe. Whether researching urban gardens used to grow food, called organiponicos, in Cuba, helping to restore beaches in Florida, or restoring Redwood Creek watershed to protect coho salmon habitat at at Green Gulch Farms, Audrey stays true to her core belief to live a simple life in alignment with nature. Now, SPAWN is excited to welcome Audrey to our team as our Native Plant Nursery Manager.
Turtle Island sent a letter to the San Diego City Council asking San Diego to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags and encourage reusable bags. The City Council is scheduled to consider the proposed bag ordinance tomorrow.
Turtle Island signed onto a letter, with Food and Water Watch and over 70 organizations, urging Governor Brown to shutdown of all oil and natural gas activities at the Aliso…