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


Data Logs

TIRN Liability Waiver

Beach Cleanup Flyer

Safety Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions


Protections Expanded for Texas Gulf Corals and Manta Rays 

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For Immediate Release, January 19, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network,, 512-417-7741  Anna Farrell-Sherman, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center,, 206-963-5083    Protections Expanded for Texas Gulf…

Feds to Be Sued for Weakening Sea Turtle Protections

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For Immediate Release, January 11, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (512) 417-7741, Jake Bleich, Defenders of Wildlife, (510) 882-1592, Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity,…

Texans Need Ample Time to Study Coastal Barrier Plan

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This column was published in the Galveston Daily News on Nov 20, 2020 in response to the commentary by Armin Cantini (“Coastal study of storm-surge system deserves support,” The Daily…