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

New Rule Makes Public Input Process More Inclusive for Texas Permits

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On August 25, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality finalized the adoption of Alternative Language Notice in the public input process for air, water, and waste permits.  The new rule…

Victory! Galveston Bans Balloon Releases to Protect Wildlife

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Contact: Kimber DeSalvo Anderson, Gulf Program Coordinator, kanderson@seaturtles.org, (409) 795-8426  Victory! Galveston Bans Balloon Releases to Protect Wildlife GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last night…

Gulf of Mexico Has Larger-Than-Average Dead Zone

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Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org Gulf of Mexico Has Larger-Than-Average Dead Zone The Gulf of Mexico is measured each year for a “dead zone,” an area of low…