2018 Sea Turtle Patrol Resource Page


Welcome! We are getting ready for a new nesting season on the Upper Texas Coast!




Our nesting season runs from April 1st through July 15th. We have 11 patrol routes that extend from Rollover Pass on Bolivar, through Galveston to Surfside Beach, Follet's Island. Our patrol shifts are Monday through Saturday, 7AM-9AM and 10AM- Noon. We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one shift per week throughout the entire season. There are both walking and UTV riding routes. The walking routes are on the east and west ends of Galveston Island. UTVs are driven on Bolivar, Galveston's west end and Follet's Island.

PLEASE NOTE AN UPDATE: Due to liability concerns, Texas A&M University will not allow children under 16 on the UTV's. Children 12 and up are allowed to participate in the walking routes, however please keep in mind these are from 2-5 miles long. 

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please register for a mandatory training session by clicking the link below:

Registration Sign Up

Please print the following waivers and bring them signed to the training session:

Turtle Island Restoration Network Liability Waiver

Texas A&M University Liability Waiver

We look forward to seeing you!




For additional information please contact:
Joanie Steinhaus Gulf of Mexico Program Director
Email: Joanie@SeaTurtles.Org

Theresa Morris Gulf Program Coordinator
Email: Theresa@tirn.net

Turtle Island Restoration Network- Gulf of Mexico
2228 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
Office: (409) 795-8426


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