SPAWN Surveys for Wildlife for Tocaloma

To make our Tocaloma restoration project site safe for wildlife SPAWN biologists and volunteers conducted surveys to ensure that no animals would be adversely impacted by construction activities.

Marine Debris Cleanups: Every Piece Counts!

There’s a beautiful bay on Maui’s northeastern facing shore called “Ka’ehu”, where endangered species are spotted and Hawaiian practitioners can still connect with their past. Unfortunately, an endless supply of marine debris washes ashore here, scarring the beachscape.

Dark Skies Save Sea Turtle Lives!

The following “turtle friendly” beach qualities are essential for them to be safe during the nesting process, and for their hatchlings to develop and survive to reach the ocean safely.

Talking Trash at the International Marine Debris Conference

You can’t study turtles without being affected by trash. This March, I attended the 2018 Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, an awesome forum for science, inspiration, unity, community-based solutions, creativity, action, and technological ingenuity.

Taking care of the environment makes a difference

Almost daily, Cheryl King, our Hawaiʻi program director, and a band of ocean activists comb Maui’s beaches and coral reefs. While they’re documenting the marine life, they’re also looking for trash, and unfortunately, they always find too much of it.

Give thanks! What are you thankful for?

Thanksgiving is a great time to think about what we are thankful for and reflect on the year. At Turtle Island Restoration Network, we are thankful for you – our members and supporters!

Let’s “talk turtles”!

Aloha (hello) and e como mai (welcome)! We’re so excited to announce our new Turtle Island Restoration Network Hawai‘i Program and our first Hawai’i program