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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Say No to LNG

Galveston LNG Bunker Port Project Threatens Galveston Bay’s Ecosystem and Communities

| 2024, Current Action, Gulf of Mexico | No Comments
The proposed Galveston LNG Bunker Port Project at Shoal Point, Texas City, poses significant threats to Galveston Bay's delicate ecosystem and the well-being of its surrounding communities. Join us in…
The art of saving sea turtles in Galveston Texas Gala event

The Art of Saving Sea Turtles

| 2024, Events, Gulf of Mexico, sea turtle, Sea Turtles, TURTLES | No Comments
By Joanie Steinhaus, Ocean Program Director | June 4, 2024 The Art of Saving Sea Turtles, an afternoon benefit celebrating local sea turtle conservation and community art hosted by Turtle…

Daily Sea Turtle Nest Counts on the Texas Coast

| 2024, Gulf of Mexico, nest counts, Protect Nesting Beaches, Save the Leatherback, Sea Turtles, Texas, TURTLES | No Comments
Daily nesting reports from the Texas coast and Padre Island National Seashore. Three endangered sea turtle species - the critically endangered Kemp's ridley and threatened loggerhead and green - return…