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

Lawsuit Stops Dredging of Matagorda TX Ship Channel to Protect Local Residents and Sea Turtles –For Now–

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In a plan that can only be described as an ecological disaster, a scheme to deepen and widen a 27-mile section of the Matagorda Bay, TX shipping channel—through a Superfund…

Dredging Project Delayed in Gulf

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In an announcement of good news, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again delayed its timing to seek bids to dredge the Matagorda Bay shipping channel through an Environmental Protection…

Found Hatchling Defecates Plastic For Days

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Recently, a sea turtle hatchling in Australia was found with debris in its digestive system. After being discovered on a beach in Sydney, the green sea turtle hatchling defecated plastic…