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Volunteer Spotlight: Dean Hanson

| California, Salmon | No Comments
Volunteer Dean Hanson leads SPAWN staff on a bird survey in Olema, California. Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do here at Turtle Island Restoration Network. In…

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Permits for Longline Fishery Off California Coast

| California, Longlines, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Resources for the Media, Save the Leatherback, Sea Turtles | No Comments
For Immediate Release June 6, 2019 Press Contacts: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (530) 304-7258, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Lawsuit Challenges Trump Permits…

WATCH: SPAWN Floodplain Project

| California, Coho Salmon, Habitat Restoration & Landowner Assistance, Headquarters, Native Plant Nursery, Salmon, Tocaloma Floodplain Restoration Project | No Comments
A recently released video produced by Lori Eanes Photography  highlights Turtle Island Restoration Network's California-based initiative, the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), and their project  to restore a half-mile stretch of…

Lawsuit Launched to Force Federal Government to Protect Endangered Species from Nuclear Power Plant in Florida

| California, Gulf of Mexico, Headquarters, News Releases, Sea Turtles | No Comments
Turtle Island Restoration Network and Beyond Nuclear filed a formal notice in May of their intent to sue the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for failing to protect endangered…

Report: Volunteer Divers, Scientists Tag Sharks on April Cocos Island Expedition

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Volunteer divers, marine biologists, scientists, and dive masters joined Turtle Island Restoration Network on one of the organization’s yearly research expeditions to Cocos Island National Park to conduct sea turtle and shark…

Record-Breaking Sea Turtles Strand on Texas Coast

| Gulf of Mexico, News Releases, Sea Turtles | No Comments
A deceased Kemp's ridley sea turtle, the world's most endangered sea turtle and the Texas state sea turtle, is found on the upper Texas coast during the highest recorded stranding…