Beach Clean-up

Marine Debris is a BIG problem for sea turtles!! Many of our sea turtles come into the facility with injuries and illness directly related to trash!!


How can  YOU help?

Participate in one of our upcoming beach clean-ups!! Different organizations on the island hold beach clean-ups year-round to help prevent trash from entering our oceans and damaging the marine habitats that these animals depend on. Upcoming events can be found in the posts below:



Can't make any of these clean-ups?

We would love to assist you in planning your very own clean-up! Just CONTACT US.





End of the Road Beach Clean-Up

The 3rd Annual End of the Road Beach Clean-Up

Let's Save a Turtle


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Sponsored by:   Respeta tu Playa Group

When: January 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm (Registration begins at 10am.)

Where: Registration is at County Access 6, approximately 6 respeta group sans dorismiles north of Sea Turtle, Inc. You will not miss us! Just look for the "green" shirts.

We will be picking up trash from access 6 to the end of the road, approx.  3 miles of beach and road clean-up. This area is a prime sea turtle nesting area, and it is "well-trashed".  All hands are needed!  If you are unable to pick, but would like to participate, we will find a spot for you!!!! Children are welcome!

Bags and gloves, volunteer certificates, water, hot dogs, and!!! Tomás Garza, son of Respeta volunteer Cathy Garza and creator of our event graphic, will be on hand drawing caricatures of interested volunteers!!!! This will be a fun volunteer experience!



Thanksgiving Beach Clean-up

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Sea Turtle, Inc. is excited to announce that we are a proud recipient of a grant through the NOAA Marine Debris Program! Funds from this grant, Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach will allow us to create and expand children's marine debris prevention programs, create educational displays, and fund four beach clean-ups on the south end of South Padre Island.


Date: November 26, 2016

Time: 9am-12pm


Location: Please check-in at City Access 3 (between Palm and Corral St).
We will be sending clean-up crews between Clayton's Beach Bar and Isla Blanca Park.
What to Bring: Bags and gloves will be provided. Please make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
We recommend bringing plenty of water and having a snack on-hand.
Requirements: There is no minimum age, but all minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  All volunteers must sign a liability waiver. Those under 18 must have their waiver signed by an adult. You can download the waiver below.