Turtle Island Restoration Network works to protect and restore populations of endangered sea turtles and marine biodiversity on the Texas coast and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

For nearly 25 years, our efforts have safeguarded sea turtles and engaged the public in our conservation efforts through education, outreach, beach nesting patrols, classroom visits and other habitat protection efforts.

Action Alert

May 16, 2018

Protect Sea Turtles, Say “No” To Balloons

What We Do

The Final Straw Galveston

February 22, 2019

Education & Outreach

December 5, 2018

Ike Dike: Coastal Barrier System

December 5, 2018

Microplastics Research

December 5, 2018

Bring the Bag

December 4, 2018

Sea Turtles on the Pier

December 4, 2018

Beach Cleanups

December 4, 2018

Sea Turtle Nest Patrol

November 21, 2018

Turtles About Town

November 13, 2018

Latest News

Block Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Bernhardt from Interior Department

| California, Current Action, Gulf of Mexico, Salmon | No Comments
The confirmation hearing for Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is fast-approaching, and we cannot let a long-time fossil fuel lobbyist continue to mismanage our nation's precious natural resources and public…

Backed by City, New Campaign Aims to End Plastic Straw Use in Galveston

| Gulf of Mexico, Headquarters, News Releases, Sea Turtles | No Comments
The Final Straw Galveston is part of a worldwide movement to protect the environment from an increasingly urgent threat: single-use plastic straws. | Photo by Ron Wooten GALVESTON—An ocean conservation…

‘Ike Dike’ Proposal Contains Incorrect Data About Resident Sea Turtles

| Coastal Barrier System, Gulf of Mexico, Headquarters, Sea Turtles | No Comments
Current placement of the coastal barrier system would negatively impact 15 threatened and endangered species Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has sent a letter to the United States Army Corps…

Army Corps’ Coastal Spine Comment Plan Unacceptable

| Coastal Barrier System, Gulf of Mexico | No Comments
Turtle Island Restoration Network is among several groups that support the position that the Army Corps' coastal spine comment plan is unacceptable. In the below editorial, recently published in The…

Studying the Impact of Microplastics in the Gulf

| Gulf of Mexico, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
Current research estimates that over 100 million tons of plastic is found in the ocean. No matter if it is a plastic bag or the piece of a toy, plastic…

What Happens When Sea Turtles Are Cold Stunned?

| California, Climate Change, Gulf of Mexico, Sea Turtles | No Comments
With recent drops in weather and water temperature, many communities on our coasts are experiencing hundreds of sea turtles, many of them dead, washing ashore. This phenomenon, known as cold…