Welcome! We are getting ready for a new nesting season on the Upper Texas Coast!
Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is seeking volunteers for Sea Turtle Nest Patrols. From April 1st through July 15th, our volunteers and staff patrol the beaches of Bolivar, Galveston and Follet's Island in search of sea turtles and nesting tracks to help protect our endangered species. Patrols run Monday through Saturday, 7-9AM and 10 AM- noon. We have 11 routes to choose from, with UTV riding routes on Bolivar, Follet's and Galveston and walking routes on Galveston. Shift selection will open up after training sessions have been completed. They will be first come first serve and volunteers are expected to commit to one shift a week for the entire season.
Training sessions are now full. Thank you all for your interest. Please contact us for other volunteer opportunities, we hope to see you next year.
Sea Turtle Patrol training sessions will be held at the following locations:
Bolivar: Saturday, February 16th, 9AM-1PM
Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department
930 Noble Carl Dr
Port Bolivar, TX 77650
Galveston: Thursday, February 21st, 5PM-9PM
Moody Gardens MG 3D Theater in Visitor's Center
1 Hope Blvd,
Galveston, TX 77554
Training sessions are now full. If you have not registered, you will not be allowed to attend training.
Please print and sign the Liability Waivers found below for both Turtle Island Restoration Network and Texas A&M University at Galveston and bring them to the training session.
Turtle Island Restoration Network Liability Waiver
Texas A&M University Liability Waiver
We are looking forward to an amazing season!
For additional information please contact:
Joanie Steinhaus Gulf of Mexico Program Director
Theresa Morris Gulf Program Coordinator