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

GPBA’s Balloon Roundup

Report your information for the balloon roundup.

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

TIRN Executive Director Inducted Into Highly Exclusive Explorers Club

| California, Cocos Island, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Headquarters, Longlines, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Salmon, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner was accepted to The Explorers Club. In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner…

Local Groups to Host July 5 Beach Cleanup in Galveston

| Gulf of Mexico, News Releases | No Comments
Turtle Island Restoration Network and Galveston Island Brewing will host a beach cleanup on July 5 from 8 to 10am. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2019 Press Contact: Joanie Steinhaus,…

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…

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…

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…