Help us keep trash out of our oceans and waterways by joining our beach clean ups around Galveston Island!

Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world.

We host beach clean ups for small groups around Galveston Island, Monday through Friday, with some weekend availability. Join us!

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How Cleanups Work

Our clean ups are designed for small groups and are located around Galveston Island Monday through Friday with some weekend availability hosted by a member of our Turtle Island Restoration Network Team. Our lead volunteer for this program is Robin K Yates.

When you get on site, your group leader will give instructions on trash collecting, filling out data cards, and safety guidelines. After the cleanup has been completed, the group leader will instruct the packing up of materials, and the wrap up meeting location at either Turtle Island Restoration Network or Galveston Island Brewing. This meeting will include a brief educational presentation, and a chance to discuss what all was found that day and it’s impact on our backyard beach environment.

Beach Cleanup Resources

Registration

Data Logs

TIRN Liability Waiver

Beach Cleanup Flyer

Safety Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Updates

NOAA Fisheries Should Close Critical Areas of the Gulf to Protect Western Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

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WASHINGTON—Turtle Island Restoration Network urged the National Marine Fisheries Service to immediately reinstate Spring Gulf of Mexico Gear-Restricted Areas (“GRAs”).  These GRAs—bluefin tuna spawning hotspots closed to pelagic longlining during…

Undersea Gas Pipeline Rupture Causes Fire in Gulf of Mexico

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A Mexican state-owned oil company’s undersea gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a rupture on July 3, resulting in flames boiling to the surface of the sea. Pemex,…

Rally to Stop the Dredging and Stop Oil Exports Set for Wednesday

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For Immediate Release, May 11, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org Ethan Buckner, Earthworks, ebuckner@earthworksaction.org Rally to Stop the Dredging and Stop Oil Exports Set for Wednesday…