Welcome to Turtle Island's newly designed eNewsletter! In this updated issue you will find even more information about how to get involved from events to dive trips to online actions you can take to help protect sea turtles. We hope you enjoy our new eNewsletter and website style, as well as the stories about our work below.
Turtle Island Restoration Network
New Integrated Website Design
Turtle Island Restoration Network is proud to announce the rollout of our new, visually stunning website – SeaTurtles.Org! Our website makes taking action to protect our blue-green planet even easier!
The new functional design brings together all of Turtle Island’s programs – from our work in Galveston, Texas monitoring sea turtle nesting beaches to our work in the San Francisco Bay Area restoring creek side habitat for endangered salmon - in one easy to use website.
Tell California to End Driftnets
Protect Sea Turtles, Whales & Dolphins
The California driftnet fishery is small but deadly. It consists of 20 or fewer active vessels that are responsible for accidentally killing an average of 138 marine mammals every year -- more than any other commercial fishery along the U.S. West Coast. It’s time to stop whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and thousands of fish from needlessly drowning in drift nets along the California coast. If you live in California please click here to send a letter directly to your assemblymember. If you live elsewhere, please consider making a donation here to help us continue our fight for marine wildlife protections and modern fishing practices.
Mother's Day Gifts
Pre-order now and surprise mom with unique ocean-themed gifts that also benefit our blue-green planet. Find the perfect gift for Mother's Day (May 11th) in our online store, which features one-of-a-kind blown-glass sea turtle pendant necklaces, golden-hued sea turtle and amber bead earrings, rose geranium scented soaps and many more carefully selected items. Give a truly thoughtful gift for Mother’s Day by clicking here. Order by May 1st for delivery by May 11th.
Adopt a Nest for Spring
Our effective sea turtle nesting beach monitoring program that helps protect endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles and their hatchlings in the Gulf of Mexico is in need. This spring, please purchase a Special Adopt a Nest with a Felted Wool Turtle! The nests include an adorable felt sea turtle handmade in the USA, a personalized adoption certificate, turtle fact sheet, 'Viva La Tortuga' newsletter and a sea turtle hatchling post card. Click here to purchase an Adopt a Nest!