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

Our Campaigns

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

Take Action!

May 16, 2018

Protect Sea Turtles, Say “No” To Balloons

April 23, 2018

Support a Bill to Buy Out Driftnet Fishing Permits

April 5, 2018

Urge your US Senators to End California’s Driftnet Fishery

Gulf of Mexico Updates

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…

TIRN Founder & Director Named Honoree of the Eleanor Fletcher Award

| California, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Headquarters, Sea Turtles | No Comments
Todd Steiner, founder and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, has been named Honoree of the Eleanor Fletcher Award at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Go Blue Awards in Florida.…

Victory at Sea: Governor Signs Bill to End Driftnets in California

| California, Gulf of Mexico, Headquarters, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles | No Comments
San Francisco Bay Area (September 27, 2018) – Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill (SB 1017) that will phase out the use of large-scale driftnets, also known as ‘walls…

Trip Report: Rancho Nuevo, Mexico

| Gulf of Mexico, Sea Turtles | No Comments
After a successful nesting season, we had the opportunity to travel to Rancho Nuevo, Mexico; the main nesting site for the critically endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle. (more…)