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!

Join the Campaign

Updates

More Than 10,000 Sea Turtles Recorded During Largest Cold Stunning Event in U.S. History

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Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org  More Than 10,000 Sea Turtles Recorded During Largest Cold Stunning Event in U.S. History GALVESTON, Texas — Right now Texas is experiencing the…

Cold Stunning Season Continues for Texas Turtles

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For Immediate Release, January 28, 2021 Contact:  Joanie Steinhaus, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 Cold Stunning Season Continues for Texas Turtles GALVESTON — As weather and water temperature continues to drop, many coastal…

Protections Expanded for Texas Gulf Corals and Manta Rays 

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For Immediate Release, January 19, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741  Anna Farrell-Sherman, Environment Texas Research and Policy Center, afarrell-sherman@environmenttexas.org, 206-963-5083    Protections Expanded for Texas Gulf…