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For Immediate Release, March 1, 2021 Contacts: Wenceslaus Magun, MAKATA, magun.wences@gmail.com Jamie Wilson, Turtle Island Restoration Network, jamie@seaturtles.org Teska Hapig-Ward, Turtle Island Restoration Network, teska@seaturtles.org Company Abandons Controversial Sand Mining Venture on Leatherback Nesting Beach Following Public Backlash  MANDANG PROVINCE, Papua New Guinea (PNG) — A Singaporean sand mining company withdrew...

For Immediate Release, February 26, 2021 Contacts: Rebekah Staub, Turtle Island Restoration Network, rstaub@seaturtles.org  Sudarsha De Silva, Earthlanka, sudarsha@earthlanka.net Turtle Island Restoration Network Awards Funding to Combat Marine Debris SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) offered a second grant opportunity to nonprofit organizations around the world challenged...

Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org  More Than 10,000 Sea Turtles Recorded During Largest Cold Stunning Event in U.S. History GALVESTON, Texas — Right now Texas is experiencing the largest cold stunning event ever recorded in the United States. Cold stunning occurs when sea turtles are exposed...

Contact: Rebekah Staub, Communications Manager, rstaub@seaturtles.org Great.com Interviews Turtle Island Restoration Network About Ocean Conservation and Protecting Endangered Species Emil Ekvardt from Great.com interviewed Mariano Castro, Turtle Island Restoration Network’s  Latin America Legal & Policy Analyst, as part of their ‘Great.com Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an...

For Immediate Release, February 18, 2021 Contact: Lalli Venkatakrishnan, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 676-0348, lvenkat@biologicaldiversity.org Annalisa Batanides Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (408) 621-8113, atuel@seaturtles.org Lawsuit Challenges Federal Failure to Update Marine Mammal Assessments SAN FRANCISCO— Turtle Island Restoration Network  and The Center for Biological Diversity sued the federal...

Contact: Audrey Fusco, Native Plant Nursery Manager, audrey@seaturtles.org    SPAWN Plants Habitat Garden at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center In February 2019 the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) won a pair of state grants to help restore streamside habitat in Marin County, California to prevent erosion....

Contact: Audrey Fusco, Native Plant Nursery Manager, audrey@seaturtles.org  Students Help SPAWN Grow Narrowleaf Milkweed to Support Declining Monarch Populations To help the western monarch butterfly population bounce back from its sharply declining population, local fourth and fifth grade students at Glenwood Elementary are helping SPAWN grow narrowleaf milkweed...

Contact: Ayano Hayes, Watershed Biologist, ahayes@seaturtles.org  Lack of Rain Causes Competitive Coho Spawning Season Redd Count Remains Below Average and Federal Target Goal for Recovery The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) has an update on the 2020-21 spawner season, where adult salmon return from the Pacific Ocean back...

Contact: Audrey Fusco, Native Plant Nursery Manager, audrey@seaturtles.org  Marin Academy Expands Yearly Redwood Tree Research Project Each year for the past several years SPAWN has partnered with 11th and 12th grade ecology students at Marin Academy to grow redwood seedlings. The ecology students typically study redwood forest ecology...

Contact: Ayano Hayes, Watershed Biologist, ahayes@seaturtles.org WATCH: Female Steelhead Digs a Redd in Arroyo Creek  During some of the brief storms the Central California Coast experienced this winter, SPAWN staff observed salmon making their way up through the newly restored area of Roy’s Riffles, indicating that fish were...