More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans every year, killing untold species of wildlife and destroying ecosystems.
You can take direct action for the ocean by joining us for a beach cleanup! Beach cleanups are a fun and easy way to show your support for Turtle Island Restoration Network and ocean conservation. We believe people have a responsibility to advocate on behalf of sea turtles and all marine species that are gravely threatened by commercial, cultural and individual human practices around the world—including the pollution that litters our beloved beaches and waterways.
Our beach clean ups are designed for small groups and are located around Galveston Island Monday through Friday with some weekend availability. When you get on site, your group leader will give instructions on trash collecting, filling out data cards, and safety guidelines. After the cleanup has been completed, the group leader will instruct the packing up of materials, and the wrap up meeting location on site or at either Turtle Island Restoration Network or Galveston Island Brewing. This meeting will include a brief educational presentation, and a chance to discuss what all was found that day and its impact on our backyard beach environment.