Turtle Island Restoration Network is headquartered in California, where we are a leading advocate for endangered sea turtles, whales, salmon, and more.

For nearly 30 years, our efforts have safeguarded endangered Coho salmon and engaged the public in our conservation efforts through education, outreach, classroom visits and other habitat protection efforts.

Action Alert

September 20, 2022

Action: Bureau of Energy Management 5 Year Lease Plan

Our Campaigns

Acquire Critical Land

November 27, 2018

The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN)

November 16, 2018

10,000 Redwoods

November 9, 2018

Ban California Driftnets

May 24, 2018

Lagunitas Creek Floodplain & Riparian Restoration Project

April 18, 2018

Take Action!

September 20, 2022

Action: Bureau of Energy Management 5 Year Lease Plan

August 31, 2022

End Chronic Water Pollution in Point Reyes National Seashore

May 2, 2022

Restore Point Reyes National Seashore!

California Updates

Naturalist-led Creek Tours Being Offered to the Public to View SPAWNING Coho Salmon in the Bay Area

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Marin County, CA—The gentle rains of the last week have brought endangered coho salmon back to Lagunitas Creek in west Marin County. Wild coho salmon return to their natal streams…

Critically Endangered Coho Salmon Return to Bay Area to SPAWN

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For Immediate Release: November 10, 2022 Contact: Ayano Hayes, Watershed Biologist, (916) 216-8355‬, ahayes@tirn.net Todd Steiner, Executive Director, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net Photo Credit: Bud Vieira Naturalist-led Creek Tours Being Offered…

SPAWN Featured on CNN

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This past week, The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN), joined CNN and their “Call to Earth Day" Initiative, along with WellKind, California high school students from Archie Williams High…

It’s Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day October 15th: Help TIRN Save the Species from Extinction

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California’s Leatherback Conservation Day became law in 2012, thanks to the work of then Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) lead campaigner Teri Shore, who first proposed it and found state…

Judge To Award Fees to SPAWN’s Attorney for Unwarranted Lawsuit By Disgruntled Golfers Who Tried to Stop Creek Restoration

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In a tentative ruling on September 16, 2022, CA Superior Court Judge Sweet ruled that the group that sued SPAWN and Marin County to prevent the restoration of San Geronimo…

A School of Baby Coho at Our Recent Restoration Site at the Former San Geronimo Golf Course!

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Here is a short underwater video clip of a school of juvenile coho at our recent restoration site at San Geronimo (the former San Geronimo Golf Course)! Historically, this particular…