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 14, 2020

Save Sea Turtles, Sharks, and Whales by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

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 14, 2020

Save Sea Turtles, Sharks, and Whales by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

July 14, 2020

Ban the Last Driftnet Fishery in U.S. Waters

June 14, 2020

Ask Congress to Fight Plastic Pollution in the U.S.

California Updates

Eagle Scout Leads Invasive Plant Removal Project

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Eagle Scout troop 76 recently joined us to help out with habitat restoration at our Tocaloma floodplain project site 2. Scout Grisha Driscoll organized and led a two-day long event…

Volunteer Spotlight: Annika Abbott

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SPAWN volunteer and intern Annika Abbott tends to native plants in our nursery. Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do here at Turtle Island Restoration Network. In…

California to Hold Hearing on Listing Pacific Leatherbacks Under State Endangered Species Act

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For Immediate Release, August 18, 2020   Contact: Annalisa Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (408) 621-8113, atuel@seaturtles.org Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org  California to Hold Hearing…

Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend Salmon Restoration Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course

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For Immediate Release, July 31, 2020 Contacts Todd Steiner, SPAWN, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Deborah Sivas, Stanford Law, 650-269-2489, dsivas@standford.edu  Preston Brown, SPAWN, 303-877-0880, preston@seaturtles.org  Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend…

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets

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For Immediate Release, July 24, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, atuel@seaturtles.org  Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets Bans large mesh…

Food for Thought: Fish are Wildlife

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Illustration by Julia Janicki For too long, “fish” have been viewed as separate from “wildlife” by government conservation agencies and the general public; and it needs to change.  The reasons…