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Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) held the Summer Sea Turtle Sustainability Grant Contest this summer to offer nonprofit organizations emergency funds to help protect endangered sea turtles in the United States. One $5,000 grant was awarded to South Carolina’s The Friends of Hunting Island State...

In 2021 the Biden administration pledged to put the United States on the path of 30×30 — protecting 30% of land and sea by 2030. This action is necessary to reverse nature’s decline and fight climate change. Oceans are hit by myriad threats and face increased pressure from new industries...

Americans use over 390 million straws every day, and the average lifespan for a straw is 30 minutes. Straws take from 200-500 years to decompose and continue to be a threat to wildlife as they photo-degrade into microplastics. Plastic pollution—like single-use plastic straws—impact critically endangered sea...

For Immediate Release, July 9, 2021 Contact: Audrey Fusco, Nursery Manager and Restoration Ecologist, audrey@seaturtles.org  Volunteers Needed for Invasive Plant Removal Event LAGUNITAS, Calif. — The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) needs help restoring habitat on Lagunitas Watershed, the most important habitat for recovering endangered coho salmon...

For Immediate Release, July 8, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  California Driftnet Buy-Back Program Protects Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s budget will allocate $1.3 million to transition away from deadly gill-net fishing in state waters. The buy-back program comes as leatherback sea turtles...

A Mexican state-owned oil company’s undersea gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a rupture on July 3, resulting in flames boiling to the surface of the sea. Pemex, the company responsible for the pipeline, stated nobody was injured in the incident. The rupture in...

Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Face of Drought Written by Ayano Hayes, SPAWN Watershed Biologist The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) is approaching one year from removing Roy’s Dam on San Geronimo Creek, which was NOAA’s highest priority fish barrier for recovering endangered central California coast...