We teamed up with Surfrider Galveston to create Bring the Bag, which will help the City of Galveston work towards the reduction and elimination of single-use plastic bags in order to create a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment.

One person uses 500 plastic bags per year, and these bags can enter our waterways, oceans and litter our beaches. Sea turtles often confuse plastic bags for jellyfish and can be harmed or even killed by plastic bag litter.

The good news is that you can join the Bring the Bag campaign today by simply making a commitment to bring reusuable grocery bags when shopping, and stop the wasteful cycle of single use plastic bags!

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PHOTOS: The Art of Saving Sea Turtles 2019

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More than 150 people joined Turtle Island Restoration Network at "The Art of Saving Sea Turtles" evening benefit on Sept. 29 at The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas. In its…

The Service of Sargassum: What Happens When Seaweed is Removed From Beaches

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Loggerhead hatchlings in a floating island of seaweed, or sargassum. | Photo by Karen Parker If you live in the Gulf or visited our beaches over the past decade, you…

U.S. Moves to Roll Back Successful Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Protections

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A proposal from NOAA Fisheries would eliminate these protections for Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf. Few fish represent the current challenge of achieving sustainable fisheries better than the Atlantic…