Sea Turtle Restoration Project

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Location: PO Box 370 Forest Knolls CA 94933 USA

Mission: Our mission is to protect populations of threatened marine species in ways that meet their ecological needs and the needs of local communities who share their habitats. Photos copyright Doug Perrine/Seapics.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This is a great organizaton staffed by a few passionate people, intent on saving this magnificent species. They combine strong science with political courage and action. I have worked with them for over a year and their work continues to inspire me. Wish I had more time to dedicate to their important work.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the information I've discovered through them about the amazing sea turtels.

Ways to make it better...

I had been able to give more time on a consistent basis.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Are they able to obtain funding to continue to support the important work.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have had a wonderful experience working with STRP. I have been working with them since February 2010 at their main office in West Marin and have also worked with them getting petitions signed at the University of California at Berkeley. Everyone at STRP is focused and passionate about saving the sea turtles, not just for the sea turtles well being but for the health of our planet and the people who live on it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning more about sea turtles and the state of our planets oceans, then having the opportunity to educate others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dynamic group of individuals. Everyone is very educated and brings new ideas to the group. Also, very welcoming and friendly to me as a volunteer.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Not only protect the endangered sea turtles from becoming extinct, but help end the destruction of our oceans.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I like the easiness of petition signing thru the internet. When an action/petition needs to be done, I can sign it, and have my voice heard, almost instantly. I can broadcast the action done by STRP thru Facebook, and then onto my friends. I also like being updated about their campaigns around the world.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the action that STRP is taking in fighting new proposal to extend longline fishing in Hawaiian and allow it in West Coast waters. And working at permanent closure of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bottom Longline fisheries.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its commitment to save, help, fight for the survival of the sea turtles. I like to educate people on the issues of fishing and the repercussion on the sea turtles population. Also the problem of poisoning by mercury while eating seafood.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do an ongoing education program to fight the disappearance of the sea turtles all over the world. It amaze me that a reptile that survived millions of years can go extinct because of human action in the last 300 years.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Fantastic! I loved being involved with a group that has such a fantastic history of successes. Todd, Teri, Erica, Maeve, Madeline, Carol and the crew really care deeply about the worlds' sea turtles and it was very rewarding to volunteer with them.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a lasting difference in the management of the world's oceans and beaches to ensure the survival of marine and aquatic life to the benefit of all creatures on earth, including us.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have donated to this organization since its inception in 1989, and have felt very satisified with their use of funds. The Sea Turtle Restoration Network, has done an excellent job of outreaching to the public, and educating people through frequent newsletters and an extremely informative website.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The Sea Turtle Restoration Network's staff and volunteers are freindly, well informed, and dedicated to what they do. They have always been able to answer any of my questions and concerns.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Sea Turtle Restoration Project is a unique place that enables people concerned about sea turtles and the oceans to turn their passion and activism into real world results that transform fishing practices and policies and save the lives of animals. One of STRP's greatest strengths is its ability to be flexible in responding to emerging problems worldwide without a lot of bureaucracy to work through. STRP is a great example of a small, no frills nonprofit that gets a lot done for a little money.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing US laws upheld, the lives of sea turtles saved, every day people given an avenue for their passion, and coastal communities given a say in environmental protection.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

feeling like I made a real difference in protecting the oceans. I know that the work I did saved the lives of sea turtles and changed public opinion. I also enjoyed helping coastal communities balance environmental and social needs.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

increase public education and activism about the plight of sea turtles, support coastal communities developing innovative ways to protect sea turtles, and continue to expose the dangers of industrial fishing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Very rewarding. The project is of tremendous urgency. With the use of current fishing practices on an ever insupportable scale, the oceans have become a veritable minefield for turtles. I was amazed how readily young adults on the Cal Berkeley campus understood the danger of the leatherbacks becoming extinct in the near future, that their children most likely will no longer know them in their natural habitat. It was an eye-opener for all who listened how limited/small the protected feeding grounds are and what the effects of the use of gill nets and longline fishing are. I found the public enthusiastically endorsing the efforts of the Sea Turtle Restoration Psroject before it is too late.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

once I had volunteered via internet, the response was immediate, exact, detailed, informative.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic, informative, giving practical advice, efficient

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

1. buy off some legislators; 2. run a TV advertising campaign; 3. have pictures on cereal boxes for children; 4. supply schools with all this fishing info so that children get involved and bring the news home.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have supported this organization since its birth. If you have any money to give, Sea Turtle Restoration Project will give you the most bang for your buck. I donate monthly knowing my money is being put to good use. Sea Turtle Restoration Project has a long history of great wins for the sea turtles, the health of the oceans and the planet. It's easy to be part of this nonprofit and feel like you are making a meaningful contribution to the betterment of the planet. With STRP you will see your donations in action.... it's a good feeling.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many fisheries regulations that are now in effect to protect sea turtles in the US and Central America as a result of STRP's hard work.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they get things done! They raise public awareness through demonstrations and full page ads in popular newspapers. Rules and regulations regarding fishing practices have changed to protect sea turtles as a direct result of STRP's hard work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

some of the most dedicated people I have ever met. Todd Steiner and Carole Allen are amazing!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world, making the oceans safer for sea turtles, sharks and other endangered and threatened sea creatures. Viva la tortuga!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

a year ago, i wrote a letter concerning the pollution in the ocean. i wanted to help the sea animals and what i did was make a petition.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that i was able to help animals

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I believe on putting my money and/or my time where my mouth is. Because of that, I support this group by donating money when I can, by signing their petitions, and by spreading the word of their good works. Plain and simple: sea turtles need our help.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how my actions and my donations can effect a change, however small. If we all got more involved, the changes would be even bigger.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing that we can make a difference. Yes, we can!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Just "met" some online through the newsletters.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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