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PI-9 - In progress

PI-9 PROMOTE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE SJBE’S BODIES OF WATER AND SANDY BEACHES

 

Update July, 2017: By holding activities and different open field trips in the estuary we ensure that the estuary has visitors, and that people are aware of what is going on. We have a huge track record of having guided trips on the estuary.

 

9.1. Take an inventory of all existing accesses to beaches and rivers in the estuary watershed. Also inventory existing and proposed projects that offer access to bodies of water and beaches within the SJBE, or that limit such access. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER/CZMP, OGPE (Permits Office), prDTPW-Highways Authority planning office

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

9.2. Georeference these accesses and projects in order to integrate them into a GIS. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), UPR-RP Graduate School of Planning, volunteers

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

9.3. Using the data from strategy 9.2, create a map allowing visual analysis of the location and other relevant information on existing accesses and projects that provide or limit access to bodies of water in the SJBE watershed. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), UPR-RP Graduate School of Planning, volunteers

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

9.4. On the basis of these inventories, identify priority areas within the SJBE watershed where new accesses to bodies of water can be developed (through alliances between the public and private sectors), and post signs at existing points of access.  Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER/CZMP, OGPE (Permits Office), DTPW-Highways Authority planning office, UPR-RP schools of Planning and Architecture, Architecture School at the Universidad Politécnica.

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

9.5. Examine the possibility of rebuilding the dock at the “Piñones se Integra” Corporation (COPI), and building or rebuilding other docks, to increase public access to SJBE areas. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER, COPI

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

9.6. Create an information and education component on the SJBEP webpage, including a map (strategy 9.3) and descriptions of places in the SJBE with public access to bodies of water and beaches offering opportunities for passive recreation. Participants in Implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER, Puerto Rico Tourism Company

 

Implementation: Medium-term