Turtle Island is working to educate fishers on the Upper Texas Coast so that sea turtles can be protected and rehabilitated.

Sea turtles are often hooked by recreational fishermen, and the problem is made worse because the fishers, out of fear, decide against contacting wildlife authorities.

We’ve produced materials that are distributed in bait shops, and have signs up on three piers on the Upper Texas Coast. In addition, we have implemented a monofilament collection program on piers on the Upper Texas Coast. Volunteers maintain and collect the material.

Help us continue our outreach to protect sea turtles on our piers in the Upper Texas Coast. 

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Petition Supporting Youth-led Constitutional Climate Lawsuit Joined

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Turtle Island Restoration Network recently joined a petition—directed to the Biden Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Merrick Garland—for individuals to call on Attorney General Garland to end the…

Concern Expressed About Liquified Natural Gas Production, Exports, and Explosion

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Turtle Island Restoration Network recently joined a letter in response to the June 8th Freeport LNG export facility explosion to express continued concern with liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and…

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…