Turtle Island Restoration Network has been researching microplastics in the Galveston area for two years, revealing exorbitant amounts of microplastic nurdles and fragments along the beach.

TIRN is working with other partners along the Gulf of Mexico to create a snapshot of the entire issue of microplastics in the environment. Locally, we are expanding our research with the help of Moody Gardens, Galveston College, Ball High School, O’Connell College Preparatory, and Oppe Elementary.

We will sample five sites around Galveston Island monthly, for two years, in an attempt to understand how these areas accumulate various types of microplastics and the impacts of differing weather conditions, watersheds, currents and population changes.

With wide-ranging community outreach, this program will educate and inspire the public to help TIRN advocate for policy change and on a personal level, make lifestyle alterations to help us fight to save our blue-green planet.

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Turtle Island Restoration Network Urges for Action Against Deepwater Port Terminals

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Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) joined a coalition of local, regional, and national environmental and community groups in urging for action to stop deepwater port terminals proposed throughout the Gulf…

Turtle Island Restoration Network to Help Expand Cocos Island National Park

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For Immediate Release, April 14, 2021 Contact: Mariano Castro, Turtle Island Restoration Network, mcastro@seaturtles.org  Turtle Island Restoration Network to Help Expand Cocos Island National Park  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Turtle…

Galveston Beach Cleaning Lawsuit Dismissed

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For Immediate Release, April 13, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 Galveston Beach Cleaning Lawsuit Dismissed GALVESTON, Texas — The Texas Court of Appeals determined there was no merit to…