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PI-13 - In progress

PI-13 DEVELOP A SERIES OF HANDBOOKS FOR THE PUBLIC TO PROMOTE THE CONCEPT OF WATERSHED AND PROTECT THE SJBE’S BODIES OF WATER, INCLUDING THE ECOSYSTEM’S MAIN RIVERS AND CREEKS.

 

Update 2017: Oral history interviews that were transcribed and used to enrich the community guides.The VISTAs working in the oral history project performed and transcribed five oral history interviews of leaders in the communities of Piñones and Las Curías. A video of the oral history of the Las Curías community was prepared and available at SJBEP’s YouTube Channel by July 2016. Additionally, the SJBEP has a public library that will be open for students and the general public 20 hours per week.

 

Strategies:

13.1 Do an extensive review of programs offering education and orientation on watersheds in other jurisdictions and Puerto Rico, in order to identify common elements that the SJBE educational program can use. Participants in implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER, PREQB, Department of Education, universities, and community and environmental organizations

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

13.2 Design and publish, with input from the communities, a series of handbooks on the most important bodies of water in the SJBE watershed. Some of the information to be included would be: What is a watershed?; What are the components of the SJBE watershed, the services and benefits it provides?; Suggestions for living in an environmentally responsible way in the watershed, and specifically in the body of water adjacent to the community; and Activities for schools and communities. The handbooks should be developed in alliance with, and with the participation of, the communities in the watershed and government agencies. In addition, each handbook should adapt its information to the different bodies of water addressed. Participants in implementation: SJBEP (principal), PRDNER, PREQB, Department of Education, universities, and community and environmental organizations

 

Implementation: Short-term

 

13.3 Validate the handbook and train people in the communities to act as volunteer facilitators for implementing the handbook in talks, guided tours, and other activities in their community. Participants in implementation: SJBEP (principal), community organizations, and volunteers (whether groups or individuals)

 

Implementation: Short-term