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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Army Corps, hear our demands to meet Gulf Coast communities!

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By: Rebekah Hinojosa This was originally published on DefendTheGulf.org; you can find the original piece here. From Texas to Florida, environmental justice communities and Tribal leadership are working together to…

Carole Allen: Women’s History Month

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Carole Allen, the founder of HEART (Help Endangered Animals—Ridley Turtles) has been a part of Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) since the early 1990s, shortly after she met our staff—as well…

First Cold Stunning for Sea Turtles on the Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release: January 25, 2022 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org, (512) 417-7741 Texas experienced a mild December but in January the temperatures have begun to drop and…