Turtle Island Restoration Network undertakes hard-hitting campaigns to reform policies that impact marine wildlife. Since 1989, our biologists and campaigners have won protections for marine wildlife that have saved thousands of sea turtles, dolphins, whales, sharks and other animals. Our work is based on science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting positive change that protect animals including green sea turtles, whale sharks and steelhead trout. By engaging thousands of people around the globe, we preserve and restore critical habitats like sea turtle nesting beaches in Texas, redwood forested creek banks of California and the full-of-marine-life waters of the Galapagos Islands. We accomplish our mission through grassroots empowerment, consumer action, strategic litigation, hands-on restoration, environmental education, and by promoting sustainable local, national and international marine policies.
The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) is a project of Turtle Island that works to protect endangered coho salmon and their habitat in the Lagunitas Watershed of West Marin County, and the environment on which we all depend. SPAWN uses a multi-faceted approach to accomplish our mission including grassroots action, habitat restoration, policy development, research and monitoring, citizen training, environmental education, strategic litigation, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies.