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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Updates

75 Percent of Public Comments to NOAA Plan for Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Support Expansion

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For Immediate Release, June 24, 2020 Contact Todd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 75 Percent of Public Comments to NOAA Plan for Flower…

After Covid-19 Closures, Gulf Beaches Reopen as Sea Turtles Nest

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A critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle tries to nest on a beach in Surfside, Texas. | Photo by Turtle Island Restoration Network For Immediate Release, June 16, 2020 Contact:…

Proposed Rule Could Triple Size of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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For Immediate Release, June 8, 2020 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org Anna Farrell-Sherman, Environment Texas, afarrell-sherman@environmenttexas.orgĀ  Lacey McCormick, National Wildlife Federation, mccormick@nwf.orgĀ  Proposed Rule Could Triple Size…